Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:48 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Intel and Samsung are now confirmed to be working under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Limo Foundation, on 'Tizen', a new mobile operating system based on Linux. Various rumours about the parties' future plans for MeeGo and merging of plans have been in circulation, but the announcement of a new operating system was unexpected. The Tizen operating system will combine components of MeeGo and Limo with an emphasis on supporting HTML5-based applications and WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) distribution and APIs. WAC is the product of a number of mobile companies who have developed a uniform platform for mobile widgets and applications based on W3C standards."
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Comment by transami
by transami on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:22 UTC
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Anyone want to explain to me how HP and Nokia, both via maverick CEOs, have manged to all but reduce our mobile OS options to Apple and Windows (again)? Yes, there is Android, but with Microsoft strong-arming hardware makers to pay royalties on Andriod (I mean got God's sake, Microsoft gets royalties but Google doesn't?!) That future it looking bleaker too.

It's almost as if the the open source revolution never happened.

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