Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's pretty clear Samsung is keeping Bada/Tizen around as a possible future escape clause in case Android and/or Google goes nuts. Sony doesn't have an alternative to Android - which it may need soon, since its Android smartphones and tablets aren't doing particularly well. As such, Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai has hinted that the operating system of the Playstation Vita may make its way to smartphones and tablets.
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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:41 UTC
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2010-03-02

No idea about the OS, but in the past Sony has used source from NetBSD in several products.

They've also been known to use the ELF executable format on several of their gaming platforms, like the PS2 and PS3 (..and apparently the PSP).

Edited 2012-02-13 22:42 UTC

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by kragil on Tue 14th Feb 2012 14:12 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

The TRON lineage of OSes (which is mostly non-existant on OSnews) is very popular on japanese embedded devices.
I could have been the basis for Sony "from scratch" efforts.

More infos:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRON_Project
OLD: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/31855.html

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