Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 4th Aug 2007 00:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Google "Google's first mobile phone reportedly will run a Linux operating system on a Texas Instruments "Edge" chipset, and will likely ship to T-Mobile and Orange customers in the Spring of 2008. "GPhone" call minutes and text messages will apparently be funded by mobile advertising, according to reports." The report found at the popular embedded systems Linux news site LinuxDevices.
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oh no!!!
by Fransexy on Sat 4th Aug 2007 10:45 UTC
Fransexy
Member since:
2005-07-29

I really hoped that it would be powered by a new OS developed by Google but it is another linux.Not that linux is bad but i want OS technology moves forward and develops new concepts and new architectures and not reuse and reuse another old ones

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RE: oh no!!!
by Benjamin_Lebsanft on Sat 4th Aug 2007 11:11 in reply to "oh no!!!"
Benjamin_Lebsanft Member since:
2005-10-11

What exactly new were you expecting, it isn't linux doesn't work very well.

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RE: oh no!!!
by Johann Chua on Sat 4th Aug 2007 12:10 in reply to "oh no!!!"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Google uses Linux on their servers, so it makes sense they'll use Linux on an embedded device.

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RE[2]: oh no!!!
by smitty_one_each on Sun 5th Aug 2007 00:04 in reply to "RE: oh no!!!"
smitty_one_each Member since:
2005-07-07

If there is Linux in the phone, the likelihood of good development kits is high.
I have yet to encounter a phone that played very nicely with Linux when it came to using it as a cellular modem, much less, getting all of the PDA features to sync nicely.

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RE: oh no!!!
by timothy.crosley on Sat 4th Aug 2007 17:06 in reply to "oh no!!!"
timothy.crosley Member since:
2006-06-15

Why?? It would do them no good to create a new kernel. Most people wouldn't notice/care. Its the GUI/Applications that really decide whether or not the device will be revolutionary. Look at Mac OSX its kernel is a very close relatives to the BSD's, and this only helped them innovate.

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