Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 6th Jan 2006 06:09 UTC
Linux At least three Linux-based phones were shown at CES this week. WNC's GW1 dual mode GSM/WiFi SIP phone is running a version of Trolltech's latest Qtopia Phone edition with VoIP/SIP capabilities. Motorola showed its new Linux-based ROKR E2 feature-phone too (pics, video), but the iTunes software is now removed. This feature phone uses Motorola's new softkey-based UI. Recently, information became known for Motorola's A1200, which uses the older touchscreen UI, same to the one we reviewed a few months ago. Unfortunately, the SDKs of these phones won't be released to developers at large to create native applications, as Motorola is not interested in creating a compatible Linux "platform" similar to Symbian/WinMobile/Palm platforms and instead is pushing just for generic Java apps.
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Motorola should use MINIX !!!
by sathishmls on Fri 6th Jan 2006 09:34 UTC
sathishmls
Member since:
2005-11-13

Instead using Linux(GPLd), Motorola should try MINIX which is BSD licensed and another big advantage is that it is MicroKernel !!!

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jacquouille Member since:
2006-01-02

You are unmasked... Andrew Tanenbaum !

(Just kidding...)

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SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

Aside from the lack of hardware support, and the fact that minix runs signifigantly slower than Linux as everything is done in userspace. Try it out for yourself and you might be dissapointed... http://www.minix3.org

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