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.
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NFC Forum Updates NFC Specification
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NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
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NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
The NFC Forum today approved the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification, which will help authenticate the data stored on NFC tags. According to the NFC Forum, Signature RTD 2.0 lets developers verify the integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format messages, which is the core of how NFC tags and devices communicate with one another.
Yay for Linux!