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[News] Garmin Talks About Its Linux Platform

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Garmin Nuvifone Clarification: Linux-based but not Android

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| The Android Guys apparently snagged a quote. According to their site, Garmin 
| states that "We do have an Android-based phone under development; however, we 
| are not releasing any additional information about that product at this 
| time." Garmin is a newly minted member of the Open Handset Alliance so the 
| expectation that it would soon release an Android platform seemed reasonable. 
| However, the Nuvi handset remains (as planned) based on a proprietary Linux  
| build rather than Android, according to Engadget     



Garmin Nav devices run Gnome Linux

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| Garmin has posted Linux source code for its Nuvi 8xx and Nuvi 5xxx-series GPS
| navigation devices. The Nuvi 8xx offers a 4.3-inch, 480x272 display, and
| appears to be based on a Marvell PXA-3xx processor, Gnome Mobile Linux, and
| GeoClue location technology.



Navicore on the N800: Taking Linux to the streets!

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| Navicore is Nokia's GPS mapping and navigation program for the N800 Internet
| Tablet. The kit comes with a Bluetooth GPS receiver, car-mounting hardware,
| and a memory card containing the Navicore Personal software and map
| collection. If you have an N800, it's a great travel aid.  


TomTom to buy map supplier Tele Atlas

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| TomTom, the world's biggest maker of car navigation devices, plans to
| buy its main map supplier, Tele Atlas, for 1.8 billion euros ($2.5
| billion) to improve the digital maps used by millions of drivers.


Hacking the TomTom ONE through Open Source

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| In an unexpected twist of events, the gpl-violations.org project took
| exception to TomTom building an embedded Linux system without going along
| with the GNU General Public License (GPL) constraints that the Linux kernel
| used, and custom modifications, be freely available as open source. They were
| successful in this and TomTom agreed to release the full source code
| including all additions and changes made in-house. Additionally, TomTom
| showed their "appreciation" for Free Software by making a donation, described
| as "significant", to the infamous Chaos Computer Club - read into this what
| you may.        
| [...]
| OpenTom can be downloaded as pre-compiled images, or in source-code format
| for customising and self-compiling. No matter which route you choose, copy
| the two resulting binaries ttsystem and root.cpio to an SD card and reboot
| following the instructions on site. The OpenTom image is executed instead.  

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