A cell phone rings in the middle of Mark VandenBrink’s presentation. He tells the audience member, “Go ahead and answer it — I’m a phone guy, so please, leave your phones on! It’s better for me.” VandenBrink, Motorola’s director of mobile devices software, delivered a talk on his company’s experiences in the Linux-powered mobile device arena at LinuxWorld Tuesday morning, outlining what the company has learned from its first generation of Linux phones and the changes Motorola plans for the next. Note: Expect tomorrow a review of the A780 Linux phone here at OSNews.
Motorola Reports on Its Experiences with Linux Phones
2006-04-06 Linux 6 Comments
> The hope is that separating daemons and app
>frameworks will provide a cleaner API for
And by that he obviously means *companies who license their SDK*, and not Linux developers that get the SDK for free. Just so we are clear here, right Mr VandenBrink?
I am pretty sure this model has been out for a while. So whats new with the review?
I’ve read a lot about it not providing access to the Qtopia API and that it is J2ME only. So why bother?
i am using a new firmware for the review
Browser: MOT-A780/R52_G_0D.74.A2R Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Motorola; 1229) Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Opera 7.50 [zh-tw] UP.Link/22.214.171.124.0
pity I have to remove my Transflash card from my Motorola C975, ( a Linux phone) and put it in a card reader before my Linux machine can see the contents, even though I have the data cable for it.
Windows fares no better, although, there, I can see pictures and ringtones. MP3 and MP4 are still not accessible this way.
Sort it out please Motorola, it is still an excellent phone !