Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:48 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Intel and Samsung are now confirmed to be working under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Limo Foundation, on 'Tizen', a new mobile operating system based on Linux. Various rumours about the parties' future plans for MeeGo and merging of plans have been in circulation, but the announcement of a new operating system was unexpected. The Tizen operating system will combine components of MeeGo and Limo with an emphasis on supporting HTML5-based applications and WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) distribution and APIs. WAC is the product of a number of mobile companies who have developed a uniform platform for mobile widgets and applications based on W3C standards."
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Meanwhile in GNU/Linux...
by tidux on Thu 29th Sep 2011 20:29 UTC
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2011-08-13

GNOME 3.2 is actually a pretty good tablet interface from what I've seen thus far. Why not just put out a Medfield/Fedora 16 tablet with full-sized ports?

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RE: Meanwhile in GNU/Linux...
by Hiev on Thu 29th Sep 2011 20:32 in reply to "Meanwhile in GNU/Linux..."
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2005-09-27

It is actually pretty good with tables, but they wan't to use it also in Smart Phones, so GNOME 3.2 is a no go for them.

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RE[2]: Meanwhile in GNU/Linux...
by tidux on Thu 29th Sep 2011 20:40 in reply to "RE: Meanwhile in GNU/Linux..."
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2011-08-13

I wonder how hard it'd be to create a GNOME-minishell, like the alternate Plasma workspaces for KDE, but focused on phones. Plus, if they're working with distributions of GNU/Linux, there'll be a lot more pressure to put all the device drivers in the mainline kernel as GPL modules.

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