Linux Group Officially Launches As LiMo Foundation
Jan 26, 2007, 12:59 PM by (staff)
The carriers and manufacturers who last year announced they would organize around mobile Linux officially announced their group today. Motorola, Samsung, NEC, Panasonic and carriers NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone are the first members of the LiMo Foundation. Last year this group announced they would work together to solidify a mobile focused Linux distribution and safeguard it from fragmentation. The group has since expanded its mission to include supporting a developer ecosystem for third party applications as well as bringing hardware suppliers on board to create Linux-friendly chips and reference platforms.
Jolla Pushing Sailfish OS 2.0 to Early Adopters
Jolla today began distributing Sailfish OS 2.0 to members of its early access group. Jolla, a company formed by former Nokia employees, first revealed Sailfish OS 2.0 in March.
Facebook Messenger Adds Group Payments
Facebook today made it possible to pay groups of people within Messenger. The app has supporter peer-to-peer payments since 2015, but they were limited to single people.
Microsoft Bringing Free Group Video Chats to Skype
Microsoft today said mobile device owners will soon be able to conduct group video chats for free. The feature is headed to Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile 10 handsets and tablets in the coming weeks.
Samsung, Dell, Intel, Others Form Internet of Things Consortium
Samsung today announced that it and several other companies have created a group called the Open Interconnect Consortium. The OIC's goal is to create a connection protocol for what is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Blah, blah, blah...linux this...
For something once heralded as the next coming of computer greatness...it's sure fizzled without as much as a whimper.
This will hopefully get more manufacturers on the boat with providing linux support for hardware.
For phones, this is a step towards having some really cool new devices with lower costs, possible hackability, and uber-stable operation.
good to see some big names behind it too.