LiPS Forum Releases First Linux Specs
Jun 11, 2007, 12:41 PM by (staff)
The LiPS Forum, a group of software companies trying to standardize mobile Linux, today announced its first set of specifications for mobile Linux. The specifications include a reference phone design, address book with call enabler, and interface and text input tools for developers (APIs). They have also announced a second set of specifications will be available by the end of the year that will round out all the necessary elements for a basic phone including telephony, messaging, IM, calendars and more. Although the LiPS Forum specs are still incomplete, other manufacturers including Motorola, Trolltech and Palm have already developed and released mobile versions of Linux.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, but improves RAM to 2 GB of RAM and storage to 32 GB.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
Google Building Non-Linux OS Called Fuchsia
Google is working on a new operating system called Fuchsia. The open-source platform is the first from Google that does not rely on Linux at its core.
Yay for Linux!