Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
AMD MeeGo! Nokia's hope for the future is developing at a quick pace, and considering the rather lukewarm reception of Nokia's Symbian^3 devices, that quick pace is more than justified. MeeGo got a big boost today with AMD announcing support for the platform. The company puts its money where its mouth is, too.
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Three Cheers for Everyone Pitching In
by lfeagan on Tue 16th Nov 2010 04:00 UTC
lfeagan
Member since:
2006-04-01

I am so glad to finally see some very serious efforts to push Linux on mobile platforms. Although it would be wonderful if this was pure altruism I think we all know it is not. So long as the market remains competitive and all players still feel as though there is the possibility both to grow if resources are invested and fall behind if they do not continue to invest significantly, we the users should be pretty well set to benefit from some serious innovation. Hopefully the Linux Foundation will carefully cultivate this good fortune and make sure no one player comes to monopolize while all others are marginalized.

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miker Member since:
2009-07-08

I am so glad to finally see some very serious efforts to push Linux on mobile platforms.


Android has been on the market for 2 years and in development for more than 5, that doesn't count as pushing Linux on a mobile platforms?

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

What did Android bring to other linux systems?

Edited 2010-11-16 19:51 UTC

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

When saying "linux", people generally mean GNU/linux with Xorg and all the stuff.

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lfeagan Member since:
2006-04-01

Indeed, as asserted by others, I generally think of Android as a "sort of" linux. While Linux is a kernel. I think of Linux as also including a large ecosystem of tools and infrastructure that make me a happy camper. Personally, I am eagerly awaiting the Nokia N9 with Meego sometime early next year. I am from the SuSE camp and having Zypper for package management is right down my alley.

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