tag: linux


Ubuntu seeks crowdfunding support to make Linux phone

Open source developer and Linux house Ubuntu has turned to crowdfunding to get its latest mobile project off the ground. Parent company Canonical is hoping to raise $32m by August 21 to kick start manufacture of a high end smartphone that doubles as a desktop PC.

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktops and mobiles

China Unicom supports Ubuntu smartphone OS

The mobile OS made by Linux house Ubuntu received a significant boost this week as China Unicom signed up to the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group and potentially add its 300 million subscribers to the user pool.

Ubuntu on smartphones

Ubuntu Linux comes to smartphones

Android may well be storming the mobile OS charts, but there are still plenty of Linux software developers intent on fragmenting the ecosystem with their own flavours of Linux for mobile devices.

Canonical, the developer behind the popular and user friendly Ubuntu Linux distribution said this week that it has a version of its operating system for smartphones now ready to deploy.

China Unicom has posted a profit decline of more than 50 per cent for the second year in a row

China Unicom announces ‘Wophone’ OS

China Unicom has announced the development of its own smartphone operating system built on a Linux core. The ‘Wophone’ OS, which reports claim will not be based on Android, will run on a new brand of devices which, it is hoped, will help China Unicom expand its handset offering in order to grow demand for its 3G services.

Orange backs the Intel, Nokia, Linux platform, MeeGo

Orange backs Intel, Nokia Linux platform

Mobile operator Orange got behind the Nokia-Intel founded Linux initiative MeeGo on Wednesday, anticipating the creation of a new channel for the delivery of consumer multimedia services.

LiMo Foundation builds bridges to Wholesale Applications Community

LiMo builds bridges to operator community

Keen to increase its relevancy across all industry areas, mobile Linux evangelist group the LiMo Foundation is looking to build bridges with the recently formed Wholesale Applications Community.

Facebook is building its talent pool ahead of its imminent IPO

Vodafone cheers on developers with 360 vision

Vodafone 360, the UK operator’s social media interface and aggregation platform is making some headway. The UK firm said Tuesday that more than 7,000 apps have been made available to customers across eight European markets in the three months since the service launched.

The door is open for open source

The future’s bright, the future’s open

Open source specialist, consultant and Harvard fellow David “Doc” Searls writes about why he believes openness has to be the future for mobile.

The Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) is dedicated to open source development

Qualcomm sets out open source unit

US chip shop Qualcomm has caught the open source bug as well, on Monday announcing a separate wholly-owned subsidiary focused on mobile open source platforms.

Nokia bolsters Memo Linux OS with Qt port bringing the platform to the forthcoming N900

Nokia bolsters Maemo Linux OS with Qt port

Finnish handset vendor Nokia pressed on with development of its in house Linux platform on Friday, porting its cross platform application and user interface framework – Qt – to Maemo 5.

Benoit Schillings quits Nokia for Myriad

Myriad takes Nokia’s Schillings

The chief technology officer of leading handset vendor Nokia made an interesting career move on Wednesday, when it was announced that he is to take a similar position at mobile middleware developer Myriad.

The N900 runs Nokia's Linux-based Maemo operating system

Nokia lifts curtain on Linux-based device

Nokia has given yet more indication that it is to reduce its reliance on Symbian with an announcement that it is to introduce more high end devices on the Linux-based Maemo platform.

Intel strikes agreement with Google to optimise Android for Atom chips

Intel teams up with Nokia to build mobile platform

Obviously not content with letting Qualcomm corner the market on vague sounding ultra mobile device niches, Nokia has hooked up with Intel to “define a new mobile platform beyond today’s smartphones, notebooks and netbooks”.

Android to rule netbook market

Android to rule netbook market

The Google-backed Android platform is likely to emerge as the strongest contender in the growing netbook market, blazing a trail on sub-$200 Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

70 per cent of service providers see opportunities in partnering with OTT providers

Gadget makers to find refuge in smartphone sales

Despite the global slowdown in consumer spending, handset vendors are expected to reap the benefits of growth in the smartphone segment, with sales of high end handsets on an upward curve over the next five years.

LiMo picks up speed with carrier commitments

Linux remains high on the agenda with regards to mobile handset operating systems but some degree of fragmentation looks likely to remain. This week, a handful of major operators committed to rolling out devices this year based on the LiMo Foundation’s flavour of Linux. NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, have […]

Voda makes mobile Linux push but not with Android

The World’s Largest Carrier in terms of Revenue, Vodafone, has given a clear indication that Linux will remain a major part of its handset platform line up going forward. On Thursday, Big Red said that it has tapped open mobile OS company Azingo to develop applications for mobile phones based on the LiMo platform. LiMo […]


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