Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Sep 2011 16:52 UTC, submitted by John
OSNews, Generic OSes Inferno for Android (codename: Hellaphone) has just been announced. Inferno runs on top of the Linux kernel in Android phones, replacing the Java services and UI that ship by default. Inferno's programming language, Limbo, allows applications to be developed quickly and easily. A video demonstrating the device is up on youtube.
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Nice
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 19th Sep 2011 19:07 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I'm up for a new phone in April of this year. Which means I can turn my existing phone into a dev device! How awesome would it be to pull that out to the shock and horror of your iphone wielding friends.

Its obviously a samsung galaxy, but ... it looks like ... a late 1980's virus has taken over.

I don't mean to insult the devs, I would have a lot of fun playing around with limbo, and you could do some really cool things with it. But it looks like anything other than a smart phone at this point.

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RE: Nice
by cb88 on Mon 19th Sep 2011 20:59 in reply to "Nice"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Thats right! Its a genius phone!

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RE[2]: Nice
by AndrewZ on Mon 19th Sep 2011 21:05 in reply to "RE: Nice"
AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

Don't be silly, what they have done is a brilliant proof of concept implementation of Plan9/Inferno. The intent was not to show pretty graphics, or even to show functionality, the intent was to show Plan 9/Inferno could be ported.

In terms of importance, this is the bottom layer of an incredible stack. Nothing beats Plan 9 in terms of network access and sync-ability.

Edited 2011-09-19 21:06 UTC

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