Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] As Android Grows, "Android Foundation" Seen as an Option

  • Subject: [News] As Android Grows, "Android Foundation" Seen as an Option
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:43:34 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/4.3.1
Hash: SHA1

Two Unexpected, Potential Scenarios for Android

,----[ Quote ]
| We've done a number of posts lately on the 
| incredible momentum that the open source 
| Android operating system has. It's being 
| supported by nearly every major smartphone 
| maker, with players such as Acer and Motorola 
| putting huge bets behind it. Acer's new 
| "Liquid" Android smartphone has the trendy 
| Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm built in, a sign 
| that the OS could boost the prospects of 
| cutting-edge new processors.
| [...]
| Scenario 2: An Android Foundation? ZDNet asks 
| the excellent question, "Should Google Spin 
| Android Into a Foundation?" Foundations, such 
| as the Apache Foundation, can have an 
| enormously positive impact on open source 
| platforms and applications. But ZDnet's Dana 
| Blankenhorn points this out: "It doesnât 
| always work. Witness LiMo, which Motorola 
| recently abandoned for Android. Witness 
| Moblin, which Intel gave to the Linux 
| Foundation. Witness Symbian itself for that 
| matter." He also points out that foundations 
| lead to lots of forks, which raises the 
| possibility of problems like the ones cited in 
| scenario one above. Would an Android 
| foundation necessarily be good? What do you 
| think?


Acer reveals specs of Android smartphone

,----[ Quote ]
| Acer has disclosed more details about its 
| upcoming Android-based Liquid smartphone, a 
| thin device with a 3.5-inch touchscreen.



Marvell Joins Open Handset Alliance

,----[ Quote ]
| Marvell believes that this open platform will spark innovation and empower 
| developers to create revolutionary applications and accelerate the delivery 
| of those applications to mobile users," said Marty Schroeder, Vice President 
| of Marvell's Cellular and Handheld Business Group.   


ARM Announces Support for Open Handset Alliance

,----[ Quote ]
| ARM has been working with the open Android platform for some time and is
| committed to delivering a rich mobile experience based on the platform. As
| part of this relationship, ARM will contribute its ARMv6 and ARMv7
| architecture-based OpenMax DL libraries and insight on the ARM(R) CPU and ARK
| Mali(TM) GPU architectures to the Android Open Source Project


T-Mobile and Google cozy up with Android

,----[ Quote ]
| As for other carriers in the United States, Sprint joined the Open Handset 
| Alliance from the outset and is a founding member. Verizon's CEO has been 
| quoted as saying, "We're planning on using Android." Meanwhile, AT&T's CEO 
| is "encouraged by the idea that an Android phone could host AT&T branded 
| apps." That said, Verizon and AT&T have yet to make anything official, 
| although nothing is stopping them from releasing Android-powered handsets in 
| the future.       

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index