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.
Panasonic Gives Your Phone an Upgrade on Your Next Flight
Jan 8, 2016
Panasonic's latest seatback systems for planes are more phone-oriented than ever, providing a dedicated spot for your phone, Qi wireless charging, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed for charging and media, and even an HDMI input. The multiple USB ports can not only charge your phone but also let you access your videos, photos, and music on the seat's 13-inch full-HD touch screen, which is actually based on an Android tablet.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Aug 15, 2017
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
May 8, 2018
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.
Nest Returns to Roost with Google's Hardware Team
Feb 7, 2018
Alphabet today said it is putting its Nest and Google hardware teams together under a single roof. Since August 2015, Nest and Google have existed as separate entities under the Alphabet parent company.
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.