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[News] More Chip Types Support Linux in Android Phones

  • Subject: [News] More Chip Types Support Linux in Android Phones
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 02:28:11 +0000
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Qualcommâs Snapdragon for all Android Phones

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| Qualcommâs Snapdragon is really getting 
| around these days. Not too long after Sony 
| Ericsson confirmed that their XPERIA X10 
| will have an Android operating system 
| running on the 1 GHz processor, we now find 
| LG announcing its own Snapdragon Android 
| mobile phone.


Mesa Comes To Android-based x86 Netbooks

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| If you pay attention to the Mesa3D 
| development mailing list at all you will 
| have noticed quite a number of messages 
| lately from Chia-I Wu, who has been pushing 
| a good number of patches lately. Largely 
| his work has pertained to OpenGL ES support 
| for mobile devices, but his intentions are 
| now known. Chia-I Wu is bringing Mesa 
| (Gallium3D inclusive) to Android. In 
| particular, Chia-I is focusing on running 
| Mesa under Android on Intel-powered 
| netbooks.


Android, Maemo, and Moblin

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| Introduced to the consumer market just over 
| a year ago, the Google Android platform has 
| rapidly evolved since its commercial 
| release. In that time, it has moved from a 
| 1.0 to a 2.0 version and expanded its 
| hardware and wireless vendor market from 
| one to many with more coming into the fold 
| every month. This aggressive release 
| schedule coupled with frequent SDK 
| iterations has generated considerable 
| momentum and buzz for the platform. 
| Additionally, Google's relatively seamless 
| integration of their core services into the 
| device elevates its baseline functionality 
| beyond ordinary smartphone status.


HTC Tattoo Phone: Review and suggested price

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| Spec wise the HTC Tattoo packs Android OS 
| 1.6 Donut, but sadly not up to Android 2.0 
| but does feature HTCâs Sense user 
| interface. There is also a 3.2 megapixel 
| camera, which isnât too stunning, and the 
| Qualcomm 528MHz processor may be a touch 
| lightweight leading to some screen lag. The 
| HTC Tattoo is basically a good Android 
| offering for the asking price of Â280 SIM 
| free.


HTC Tattoo cut-price Android smartphone

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| Android smartphones are fast losing their 
| novelty status as more manufacturers get to 
| grips with Google's open source operating 
| system and go the widget way, often 
| developing their own individual take of the 
| basic style. Motorola and Samsung have been 
| recent converts - with their Dext and 
| Galaxy, respectively - but Taiwanese firm 
| HTC was the first, and has been churning 
| out variations on the theme with steady 
| regularity.



Android Gaining on Microsoft?

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| In fact, Financial Times reporter Chris
| Nuttall claims, Android could soon emerge
| as the major smartphone that isn't the
| iPhone. Android systems now operate on 12
| different phones with 32 phone carriers
| supporting them around the world. And
| Motorola, HTC, and Samsung are all busy
| developing their own Android-based
| handsets.


O'Brien: Why I was wrong about Google's Android

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| It's time for me to do a mea culpa on
| Android.
| Google unveiled plans for its mobile
| operating system about two years ago, and
| rolled out the first phone based on
| Android about a year later. In both cases,
| I predicted doom.
| But I was wrong.
| I finally came to terms with this the
| other day while watching one of those
| suddenly ubiquitous "iDon't" ads on TV. If
| you haven't seen one, the ads slam the
| shortcomings of the iPhone ("iDon't have
| interchangeable batteries") while
| trumpeting the pending arrival of the
| Droid sometime in November.
| In this case, Droid is a smart-phone built
| by Motorola for Verizon that uses Android.
| Add those three corporate behemoths
| together, and you have some serious
| marketing dollars available to push this
| thing, whatever it actually turns out to
| be.


Should Microsoft fear invasion of the Androids?

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| The open-source Android operating system
| is gaining momentum, and Microsoft has
| been slow to respond, says a New York
| Times report.


Android 2.0: The iPhone killer at last?

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| In its three years, the iPhone has
| redefined the mobile device. But despite
| the iPhone's popularity, it is by no means
| certain to become the mobile equivalent of
| Windows, the dominant platform that
| defines our experience of a particular
| technology, as well as the business
| choices that surround it.
| Google's Android 2.0 OS is the latest in a
| series of mobile offerings seeking to
| derail the iPhone's momentum. Backed by
| heavyweights Google, Motorola, Verizon
| Wireless, Acer, and other big-name
| manufacturers, Android could potentially
| knock the iPhone down a peg. After all,
| while users love the iPhone, Apple's
| controlling tendencies have frustrated
| developers, and its disrespect for
| business concerns have frustrated IT.

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