Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 1st Sep 2009 18:29 UTC, submitted by James
RISC OS "US-based company Genesi, which builds ARM Cortex-powered appliances that could be compatible with the RISC OS Open Beagleboard work, is said to be in talks with RISC OS companies over a possible port of the OS to its products. It's hoped ROS 5 could be made to run on the lightweight EFIKA MX Open Client, which sports a 800MHz Cortex-A8 processor, 3D graphics hardware, 512M RAM, wifi networking and more. Genesi analyst Matt Sealey said: 'RISC OS is really popular in the UK and the last dedicated RISC OS box - the Iyonix - has been discontinued for six months. We are currently questioning the relevant companies in the UK, including [ROS 5 owners] Castle, about collaboration and marketing efforts, and the support they'd need to make it a reality.'"
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N900
by yanik on Tue 1st Sep 2009 19:54 UTC
yanik
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2005-07-13

Cortex-A8 processor, 3D graphics hardware, 512M RAM, wifi

Sounds like the upcoming Nokia N900 hardware.

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RE: N900
by Narishma on Tue 1st Sep 2009 20:16 in reply to "N900"
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2005-07-06

That's because it uses the same hardware. A lot of other devices use it too like the iPhone 3GS and the upcoming Pandora handheld.

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RE[2]: N900
by umccullough on Tue 1st Sep 2009 20:31 in reply to "RE: N900"
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2006-01-26

That's because it uses the same hardware. A lot of other devices use it too like the iPhone 3GS and the upcoming Pandora handheld.


Not to mention the Palm pre...

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RE: N900
by JAlexoid on Tue 1st Sep 2009 20:20 in reply to "N900"
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2009-05-19

Cortex-A8 processor, 3D graphics hardware, 512M RAM, wifi

Sounds like the upcoming Nokia N900 hardware.


Saying a device with Cortex-A8 processor, 3D graphics hardware, 512M RAM, wifi, is like saying a car with an internal combustion engine, wheels and windows.

Cortex-A8 is licensed by a lot of companies.

Edit: There are more ARM hardware implementations than Intel's x84. Very little of those can be called "the same hardware"

Edited 2009-09-01 20:23 UTC

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RE[2]: N900
by bhtooefr on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 04:17 in reply to "RE: N900"
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2009-02-19

Yeah, I noticed that too. And it sounds like the hardest part of a port is not the ARMv7 instruction set's requirements, but rather driving the rest of the SoC, and that's completely different in the Freescale chip, from the TI chip they've been using.

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