Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:49:51 +0100
According to many news tickers, Slashdot amongst them:
rumors spread that Microsoft is about to take over the whole smartphone business from Nokia and as nice cream tip, Elop might change back to Microsoft and lead that pack.
If I would be a Nokia share holder I would sue Elop personally for intentionally destroying Nokia's smartphone business in order to have it later on being taken over by Microsoft entirely.
Doesn't that seem like a good 'evil' plan by Microsoft?
Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:00:48 +0100
According to HP and their own developer blog, WebOS indeed becomes open source!
This is excellent and great news. I am looking forward to seeing the actual code and project. I sincerely hope that this will not just become a code-dump onto the community.
I am very excited - let's hope for the best!
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:09:13 +0200
Maemo5 is effectively not for the future - I love, don't get me wrong! And I will take a lot of care about my N900 because I still think that it is the best Linux-like mobile phone on the market yet. But Maemo as a smartphone platform has reached its end of life. There will not be any new devices and the platform will not evolve anymore.
MeeGo is, despite the never tiring excuses of Intel, effectively almost dead too. I am pretty sure that we will not see any further new MeeGo phones except for the Nokia N9.
And today rumors spread that Samsung is about to open source Bada, their up to now proprietory smartphone system.
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:38:27 +0200
According to an interview given by Leo Apotheker, CEO of HP, WebOS might be licensed to other phone makers:
This could (hopefully) bring some (new) life to WebOS...
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:53:03 +0200
For quite some time I was sort of dreaming about an open source navigation solution. The first problem one encounters is that there is no open map data available. Only some very basic stuff, at that time, was available, like coast lines, the Tiger data for the USA and that was about it.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:47:42 +0100
Today's news: Nokia will partner up with Microsoft and their Windows Phone 7 as their new strategic platform for new smartphones.
Pity. That's it for me with Nokia smartphones. I will not buy one anymore and most likely not even a MeeGo based one if this will ever be released.
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:24:41 +0100
According to latest rumors the next Linux based smartphone by Nokia, which is rumored to be named N9, coul be based on an Intel's x86 low-power CPU, presumably Moorestown.
This is quite a pity I think.
First of all the first Moorestown device, IIRC by LG, was an enormous flop. It got hot during runtime and I do not know if it ever actually came into the stores it was only shown off at CES last year.
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:36:30 +0200
Hey, cool, the new Maemo5 PR1.3 for N900 is released! The most noticable enhancement is the dual-boot mechanism. With this it will be possible to more easily test-drive other OSes like MeeGo (or FSO, Android?, etc...). I am just now in th eprocess of upgrading - stay tuned!
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:41:34 +0200
Quite amazing - during the past two months the "old" OpenMoko Freerunner project gets alive again.
After a long pause some people are working on cleaning up the Freerunner kernel sources again and try to push the patches upstream.
This also seems to clean up some bugs as well.
Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:26:02 +0100
Wow, this will shake the industry: http://www.meego.com
Nokia and Intel joined forces to create a versatile mobile Linux platform. This is pretty good news since Intel and Nokia are both pretty strong open source supporters. The other good facet of it could be that finally Nokia & Intel together will manage to create a system that will be portable and as versatile and complete as Android.
Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:46:18 +0100
Recently I had the luck to be able to play with the three currently most dominant commercially available Linux mobile phone platforms: Android, Maemo5 and WebOS. The devices I had were Android on HTC G1 aka Dream, Maemo the Nokia N900 and WebOS on the PalmPre.
It is a hard choice to make if you want to decide for a platform today...
Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:24:46 +0100
Recently I tried to think of a way to create actual mobile applications for actually available Linux mobile phones. Then I looked at the current situation from an application developer's point of view. The first question that came up, when you are only looking for commercially available Linux based mobiles, which one to choose:
Android: first to be widely available
Palm Pre: now shipping in most western countries
Nokia N900: hopefully coming soon
Next is, how do I develop for those?
Android: Java with a nice SDK based on Eclipse
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:47:18 +0200
For the time being LiMo quite cleverly marketed almost any Linux based device by their members as "devices based on LiMo technologies" but actually there were no real LiMo compliant devices available.
According to LinuxDevices http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Vodafone-360-H1/ this is going to change and first real LiMo spec compliant devices seem to emerge.
They also announced the availability of an app-SDK with it - it will be interesting to see how "open" those devices will actually be.
Tue, 08 Sep 2009 12:50:37 +0200
The LinuxToGo main server has moved to a new hosting location on a much more powerful machine. We assume that this will have some positive impact on the overall performance and reliability of LinuxTogGo platform. We are running on a new machine with an Intel i7-920 Quad-Core CPU and 8 GB of RAM. We have a 100MBit uplink in a large computing center in Germany. Expecially for services like GIT and SVN we ecpect a major performance boost.
Apart from the updated hardware we are working on major software updates as well. The old GForge installation gets migrated to FusionForge and several other services got updated. We have introduced a spam filter for all email traffic as well.
Not all services are availabe already and it will take some more time to get everything running smoothly again.
Not available right now are:
- Bugzilla (fixed now)
- Angström Website (fixed now)
- Project groups (should work, needs some more care)
- Downloads (fixed)
- Wiki (fixed now)
If something does not work like expected please drop me a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 14:17:32 +0200
One of the biggest issues in mobile devices today is power management. On the one hand we expect that the device is always responsive, to user input and network events, on the other hand we want all subsystems to be powered (almost) off to save power.
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 13:28:40 +0200
I just got my hands on a Android HTC Dream aka T-mobile G1. Originally I did not want to get any of those "unfree" Linux devices but a customer wanted me to buy and configure it for him so I thought that might be a good opportunity to play with it and accepted the deal. So here comes my report about it...
Thu, 04 Jun 2009 02:43:21 +0200
Looking at GPE and Angström it looks a little bit like application development and cross compilation has been neglected a little bit in the past. Now that people are improving the toolchain targets in OE I decided to start a small project to build some toolchains for Angström based filesystem images on a few devices.
Now we have the first one available: An ARMv4t one, updated to the latest OE standards and basically tested. It is available from kc labs. You can read about some interesting target devices there as well.
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:59:32 +0200
The LiMo foundation just announced their new version R2 of their platform specification, though they are not yet available for public consumption from their technical documents download page.
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 12:59:33 +0200
Widgets versus Bling aka rich GUIs
Recently, mostly inspired by the iPhone(tm) GUI, a discussion in user
interface design and the roadmap to new graphical user interfaces burned up
and starts to divide the user and developer communities.
Some think that the rich user interfaces with new user interaction methods
are the one and only new way of user interface presentation and interaction.
This goes along with animations, three demensional effects, transisitons,
object interaction, physical models for realising this kind of interfaces,
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:30:44 +0100
Good news for LinuxToGo: We have gained new sponsor! Bytemark Hosting sponsors a virtual server for us. Now we finally have the chance to distribute the load among two devices. Many thanks to Nick Thomas (lupine_85) for the idea and approaching us and his boss Matthew Bloch!
Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:20:11 +0100
We have updated the server to Debian Lenny and we are going to stay with it for a while. This means that we should have reached a quite stable state apart from the limited server capabilities that lead to some reliability problems lately. The last task in the update chain was updating the kernel to latest Debian 2.6.26 and rebooting the machine.
Currently we have 37 registered projects with 390 users. LinuxToGo serves between 860 GB and 1.25 TB of data every month while the main web service takes up to 560 GB of this. We have more than 30000 different visitors and almost 1.4 million monthly page accesses not counting hits by bots and grabbers. The most traffic causing toplevel domain was '.net' while he only had four hits from '.bn' (Brunei Darussalam). The most poular wiki page belongs to the Ångström project: http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/Angstrom
Have a nice day and enjoy using LinuxToGo!
Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:15:03 +0200
Pitily it is not a full GPE device nor do they advertise that they use parts of GPE but anyway, they do it!
The Alpha400 they show on their web-page is a MIPS based mini notebook which runs exclusively Linux and is based on a Ingenc Jz4730 CPU - usually used as SOC for media player devices ;)
Thu, 22 May 2008 00:54:34 +0200
Like last year some of the projects here are present at LinuxTag fair in Berlin/Germany. The projects GPE, GPE Phone Edition and OpenEmbedded will be at the "Mobile and Embedded" booth at the LinuxTag fair and conference. It takes place at Berlin Expo Center from from May 28th to May 31st, 2008. The projects share the booth 112 (kindly sponsored by Tarent) in hall 7 with several other related projects.
You can expect to see a lot of funky devices running interesting mobile software there as well at the chance to meet some of the developers. We would be happy to meet you at LinuxTag!
The LinuxTag fair is one of the biggest Open Source related events in Europe. It is meant to attract all sorts of people interested and involved in Open Source and is a great opportunity for users, developers and business people to get in touch with each other.
Fri, 11 Apr 2008 02:36:04 +0200
This was nice!
Three days of meetings at the J.J.Pickle Research Center of IBM at Austin, Texas USA.
A lot of groups of the Linux ecosystem met, some kernel guys, desktop guys, Linux printing folks, power management interested and also a complete track of Linux on mobile devices.
With almost every meeting and presentation mobile Linux was at least mentioned once. This is quite amazing!
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:41:59 +0100
The freesmartphone.org project offers a platform for discussion and implementation of open standards for Linux based smartphones.
Discussions for several standards such as an open telephony API have started already and the the first pieces of code appeared in the subversion repository. The main website has a wiki providing information about the project and for collecting input for the ongoing projects. If you want to follow the development or intend to participate in the discussions you should take a look at the project page which has information about the development progress and available resources such as mailinglists and the SVN repository.
Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:22:32 +0100
A set of useful GPE applications is available for Maemo 4.0 Chinook which runs on th Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablet devices. Graham Cobb did a magnificant job updating the applications, fixing various issues and building binary packages.
This is GPE-Contacts in use on a N810 (click to enlarge).
Find out more:
Thu, 13 Dec 2007 05:39:22 +0100
The Maemo project just released a great set of training material for Maemo 4.x. It covers most of the important topics for creating software for mobile devices. Even if it is quite specific for Maemo it contains a lot of information interesting both for beginners who get in touch with Linux software development the first time and for experienced programmers who want to extend their skills for creating high quality mobile device software.
The training material consists of three parts:
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 08:39:11 +0100
The LiPS forum just announced a release of additional standards that complete the LiPS 1.0 specifications. The most interesting part of the new release are the telephony API standards which are the key focus of LiPS.
The archive containg the full standard release can be found here.
LiPS is an industry consortium which defines standards for mobile phones based on Linux and related Open Source solutions. In the current members list we find some quite well known companies in the Open Source landscape.
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 13:02:49 +0100
LinuxToGo now supports GIT repositories for projects and personal use. This is going to be very useful for Linux Kernel projects which want to stay in sync with upstream Linux development.
GIT is set up and running as well as GITweb which is available at http://git.linuxtogo.org.
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 12:08:38 +0100
The GPE project website has a new and improved design now. The layout is the same as before, so all links should be still valid.
Many thanks to Nóra Demeter for this great contribution!
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