[News] Another Linux-based and Open Mobile Platform (Vimicro)

[News] Another Linux-based and Open Mobile Platform (Vimicro)

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:53:36

imicro introduces Linux-based open mobile platform, two new mobile multimedia

,----[ Quote ]
| The Vinno-III-Linux platform is based on Vimicro's newly launched Vinno-III
| application processor that runs on the open source Linux OS. Along with
| multimedia processing capabilities enabled by Vimicro chips, the platform
| also integrates useful applications such as office file reader, WAP and MMS.
| When adopted for basic mobile phones, Vimicro's new Mobile Multimedia
| Processors let user enjoy more flexible use of audio, video, camera and data
| management functions.



OpenMoko to Commercialize Open-source Hardware Mobile Phone

,----[ Quote ]
| OpenMoko (run by Openmoko Inc of Taiwan, a subsidiary of First International
| Computer Inc of Taiwan) is a developer of mobile phones using open-source
| hardware and software. OpenMoko developed OpenMoko Linux and Neo, which are
| open-source software platform and hardware for mobile phones. OpenMoko Linux
| uses Linux as its OS kernel and employs X11 and GTK as its window systems.


OpenMoko CC Licenses CAD Files for Neo1973

,----[ Quote ]
| In doing so, OpenMoko not only allow industrial designers a peek inside the
| Neo1973 to see how it works, but also show a keen understanding of the power
| community efforts can have in creating a better end-user experience.


Linux goes walkabout

,----[ Quote ]
| Aside from its efforts to free users from telcos, the Neo other features
| include an accelerometer, which will protect the data when it senses the
| handset is in free-fall (it the thing that car airbags use), and a
| touch-screen interface.


As Early Android Domino, OpenMoko Brings Open Source to Industrial Design

,----[ Quote ]
| When people think open source, they usually think of software. Linux-based
| operating systems such as Ubuntu (for PCs) and Android (for mobile phones)
| give code tinkerers free license (literally) to create and collaborate on new
| software projects that are usually released for free and benefit the entire
| community of users. OpenMoko, the Taiwanese manufacturer of the
| as-yet-unreleased, Linux-based touchscreen Neo 1973 cellphone (it expected
| to come to market mid-April for around $399), released its source code in
| February of 2007, allowing anyone in the community to add to the OS.


Linux phone mechanicals published

,----[ Quote ]
| Mobile phone design company Openmoko has posted industrial design source CAD
| files for its Linux-based, open source Neo 1973 phone (pictured at left).
| Openmoko has also committed to providing open source access to the
| mechanicals for its upcoming Neo Freerunner phone design.


The Enlightened future of OpenMoko Linux mobile phones

,----[ Quote ]
| I met lead Enlightenment developer Carsten Haitzler in the exhibition hall at
| the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) this past weekend. Carsten told me
| about prospects for the