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Freedom in Phones Under a Regime of Software Patents, DRM Jail, and Other Forms of Malice

http://techrights.org

Samsung appears to be dumping LiMo and OIN brags about expanding its membership, which does more to endorse software patents rather than abolish them

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Meego marches forward on handsets and tablets

http://www.h-online.com

Nokia has confirmed that it now plans to release a preliminary version of its MeeGo platform for handsets on the 30th of June. A demo video of a pre-alpha version of MeeGo 1.1 for tablets has appeared online

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Chip giants establish Linux group for phones, TVs

http://www.itworld.com

IBM, Samsung, TI, Arm, Freescale and ST-Ericsson are founding members of Linaro. A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled Linaro, a new software-engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.

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Motorola snaps up a mobile OS software firm

http://www.theinquirer.net

Wireless equipment manyfacturer Motorola looks to have snapped up the little known mobile software outfit Azingo. Azingo has a number of mobile oriented products on its books, however one, its Mobile 2.0 operating system is sure to raise eyebrows.

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Android-based nav phone's U.S.-bound

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

T-Mobile and Garmin-Asus announced a navigation-oriented smartphone that will run Android and include multi-touch capabilities. The "Garminfone" includes a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 4GB of flash storage, a three megapixel camera, and GPS capabilities that work with or without cellular connectivity, according to the companies.

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Novell Wants to Bring Microsoft, Moonlight, and Mono to Linux Phones (Android)

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's patent-encumbered "gifts" to GNU/Linux are being pushed into devices with Novell's help

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Free GSM stack in development

http://www.h-online.com

The OsmocomBB project is developing a free software GSM stack for mobile phones

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Stuff That Works With Linux #5

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HAVING dithered for weeks and read review after review, I finally bit the bullet and paid £300 on eBay for an unlocked, SIM-free HTC Hero.

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Android will soon trail only Symbian, says IDC

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Android will trail only Symbian in mobile phone market share by 2013, according to IDC. Android phones such as the pictured Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which is now heading for NTT DoCoMo, will grow 150.4 percent to 68.0 million units by 2013, but other Linux-based phones will struggle, says IDC.

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Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)

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Last week, David Coursey reported that Microsoft entertainment and devices boss Robbie Bach made the prediction in an analyst briefing that Linux on mobile will lose. Why? It’s choice is a bad thing for customers and that there is too much Linux in the mobile marketplace. By Bach’s count there are 17 variants of Linux available on mobile phones. He sees this as a bad thing for customers.

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Openmoko's WikiReader

http://lwn.net

Openmoko, the company that first gained attention for its Linux-based phone platform, launched a new pocket-sized open source product in time for this holiday season, the WikiReader. The WikiReader is an inexpensive ($99), low-power, 4-inch square touchscreen LCD display device pre-loaded with the text of three million Wikipedia pages on a microSD card.

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2009 is the Year of the Linux-powered Smartphones

http://www.junauza.com

Although I don't consider 2009 as the year of the Linux desktop, most of you will probably agree with me that this is the year of the Linux-powered smartphones. We can mainly thank Android for this as its popularity and market share has been growing at a rapid pace.Gartner Inc. predicted that by 2012,

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Why Open Source Phones Still Fail

http://www.pcmag.com

Free software is all about the unexpected. Carriers hate the unexpected.

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Open-Source Effort to Hack GSM

http://spectrum.ieee.org

If you're still using a cellphone based on early digital standards, you better be careful what you say. The encryption technology used to prevent eavesdropping in GSM (Global System for Mobile communications), the world's most widely used cellphone system, has more security holes than Swiss cheese...

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And Now for Something Completely Different – The N900 and its Killer Feature

http://www.themaemo.com

I won't go into every detail and feature because those have been covered ad nauseum already, including the fact that it has by far the best web browser(s) and the best multi-tasking experience of any comparable device out there right now.

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