OpenMoko Picks U.S. Distributor for FreeRunner
OpenMoko has increased the availability of its FreeRunner Linux-based phone by adding faberNovel to its list of distributors. FaberNovel is selling the FreeRunner on its Web site for $399. The FreeRunner runs an open source version of the mobile Linux operating system.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
LG's Stylo 2 Plus Hits MetroPCS' Web Site for $149
MetroPCS recently added the LG Stylo 2 Plus to its web site with a list price of $149. The Stylus 2 Plus was announced earlier this year, but the U.S.
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.
Jolla Announces First Sailfish OS Licensee
Jolla today said Intex Technologies from India will license Sailfish OS and make smartphones with the platform. Earlier this month, Finland-based Jolla broke its company into two entities: one for the Sailfish operating system, and a second for creating hardware.
Ubuntu Phones Now Available to US Buyers
Consumers in the US interested in Canonical's Ubuntu-based smartphones can now order them from BQ, Canonical's hardware partner. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition are available directly from BQ's web site for $189 and $220, respectively.