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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RE[2]: Nice
by AndrewZ on Mon 19th Sep 2011 21:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice"
AndrewZ
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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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RE[3]: Nice
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 19th Sep 2011 21:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The second best part ( aside from the interface) is this gem from the article.

Disclaimer: If you break your phone, it's not our fault. Don't email us, don't come knocking on our door, and don't call us--oh wait, you won't be able to do that anyway, your phone is broken!


That's just so awesome of a statement. Again, if they're still at it in another seven months, I'd have fun trying it out. IMHO, projects like this are a lot more fun (and sometimes accidentally productive) if you stop trying to pretend that its anything other that a fun hobby.

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