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[News] ST-Ericsson -- Like Nokia -- is Moving to Linux for Phones

  • Subject: [News] ST-Ericsson -- Like Nokia -- is Moving to Linux for Phones
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:49:59 +0000
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ST-Ericsson uses Linux to drive â100 smartphone

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| Mobile electronics firm ST-Ericsson has 
| developed a Linux-based chip platform that 
| could cut the wholesale price of smartphones 
| to less than â100.


Nokia's N900: a PC in handset clothing

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| Nokia's N900 is, in some respects, the most 
| sophisticated mobile handset to date, offering 
| a complete, desktop-derived operating system 
| in the shape of Maemo 5. Yet, while several 
| major operators have picked up the N900, Nokia 
| is a long way from fully exploiting the device 
| and its software platform in terms of the 
| overall user and developer experiences. This 
| must be addressed if Maemo is to be 
| established as Nokia's high-end platform of 
| choice. 



Sony Ericsson announces its first Android handset: the XPERIA X10

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| Available in "Luster White" or "Sensuous
| Black", the 119mm x 63mm x 13mm device
| weighs 135g and features a 4in, 480 x 854
| capacitive touchscreen display.


Sony Ericsson's first Android phone highlights Microsoft's shortcomings

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| "Microsoft is being squeezed from one end by
| this open source approach from the likes of
| Android, Symbian open source, Maemo and
| LiMo, and squeezed from the other by RIM and
| Apple, which offer closed environments that
| users are very happy with," she said.


Sony Ericsson preparing netbook launch?

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| Sony Ericsson appears set to launch a netbook. Sorry, smartbook - the phone
| firm's micro laptop seems likely to be as much phone as portable PC.


Sony Ericsson Xperia drops Windows for Android

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| An Android-based version of Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile smartphone,
| the Xperia, has appeared online, prompting speculation that an official
| unveiling could be just around the corner.


Check Out Sony Ericsson's Android UI

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| Word leaked over the weekend about Sony Ericsson's first Android-powered
| smartphone and it looked like a winner. Well, today we've learned that the
| company will be layering on its own custom user interface on top of the
| Linux-based OS, and it also looks pretty good.
| To recap, the smartphone is code-named "Rachael" and it is expected to be the
| next generation in the company's Xperia line. Reports say it will run on
| Qualcomm's zippy 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and it will have 3D graphics, a
| whopping 8-megapixel camera, and it will be capable of 7.2 Mbps downlink
| speeds.


Sony Ericsson Using Drupal

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| Sony Ericsson's first Drupal web site was officially launched yesterday at
| the JavaOne conference. The site, called Sony Ericsson Labs, is a community
| website to shares application concepts with everyone who is interested in
| mobile applications and where new ideas can begin to take shape.


Sony Ericsson Inches Closer To Android Phone

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| Ever since Sony Ericsson joined the Open Handset Alliance, Android fans have
| been wondering when the company would release a smartphone with the
| Google-backed operating system. An executive gave some more details Friday
| indicating fans may not have to wait too much longer.


Sony Ericsson to make Android phone

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| Rikko Sakaguchi, Corporate VP at Sony Ericsson, said itâs the companyâs aim
| to âdevelop a handset based on the Android platformâ, according to his OHA
| membership statement.



(Video) Ubuntu Linux Running On Sony Ericsson P990i

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| Apparently "Wizolabo" managed to get a copy of Ubuntu Linux running
| on the Sony Ericsson P990i, which features a 240 x 320 TFT
| touchscreen display, 2.0-megapixel camera, 64MB RAM, 128MB Flash
| memory, 60MB built-in memory, 802.11b Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a
| music player, and USB 2.0 connectivity. Video after the break.

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