[News] More ARM Hits the Market (Almost Linux Only), Android/Linux Takes on Landline Phones

[News] More ARM Hits the Market (Almost Linux Only), Android/Linux Takes on Landline Phones

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 19:57:26

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Linux-ready ARM SoCs target diverse markets

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| STMicroelectronics says it is now shipping
| four Linux-ready SoCs (system on chips),
| based on similar ARM926EJ-S cores but
| targeting different market segments. The
| SPEAr300, 310, 320, and 600 have single or
| dual cores, run at up to 400MHz, and sell for
| as little as $7 in production quantities, the
| company says.


Android comes to landline phones

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| At CeBIT this week, Motorola demonstrated an
| Android-based "HS1001" cordless IP phone
| manufactured by Binatone and built around the
| DSP Group's DECT-compatible XpandR chipset.
| Meanwhile, DSP Group showed its own Android-
| based IP phone reference design based on the
| XpandR II chipset.
| For much of the last decade, Linux-based
| landline-based IP phones made regular
| appearances on LinuxDevices, but with the
| rise of mobile phones, such announcements
| have become fewer and farther between. The
| few IP phones we've covered recently are
| typically multimedia tablet/kitchen-computer
| designs, such as the already defunct, Linux-
| based Verizon Hub, built by OpenPeak,
| OpenPeak's Linux-based OpenFrame IP phone, or
| the Android-based Glass reference platform
| from Cloud Telecomputers. Typically, in these
| designs, IP telephony is just one feature
| among many other multimedia and Web browsing
| capabilities.



Android moves to home phone

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| A COMPANY THAT we had never heard of before had one of the most interesting
| toys at CES, an Android based home phone. Actually, it is a lot more than
| that, almost a full PC in a small box, the Nimble by Touch Revolution.

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