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[News] Op-ed: The Future is Free Open Source Smartphones

  • Subject: [News] Op-ed: The Future is Free Open Source Smartphones
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:06:14 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Open Mobile SDKs March to Freedom

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| News Analysis: Open mobile platforms, such as Google's Android, should usher 
| in a tidal wave of development that could change the industry.   


Google's platform is actually open, unlike this new thing:

Testing Technologies Supports Open Source Community 

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| Testing Technologies says, its flagship product — the integrated TTCN-3 test 
| development and execution environment TTworkbench — is based on an open 
| source tool itself, the well proven Eclipse platform.  


Supporting open source with freeware? And calling it open source because
Eclipse is involved?


A developer's perspective on Google's Android SDK

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| This in-depth, hands-on article introduces Android, Google's Linux/Java 
| mobile phone SDK (software development kit). After a tour of Android's tools, 
| documentation, and code samples, it suggests a path for further exploration 
| and concludes with a simple applet showing the power and simplicity of the 
| Android environment.    


iPhone matures the "free your phone" movement

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| This is why FreeTheIPhone.org project is born, but even better, why OpenMoko 
| project exists. While some are trying to free the locked down device, others 
| are creating a free unlocked device from the start, and a whole software 
| framework to go with it.   


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    


Google Android dev kit exposes Apple-inspired roots

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| The release to developers of Google's Linux-based Android operating system 
| for mobile phones reveals that the prototype software shares at least a few 
| aspects in common with interfaces from the company's Bay Area neighbor, 
| Apple.   


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