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The Driving Force Behind the Open Source Mobile Movement

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Device and hardware makers are discovering the flexibility of the Linux stack as the foundation of a platform for mobile applications that bring value to the wares they want to sell. Complications exist, but manufacturers are working through them to further drive the adoption of the Linux stack.

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Motorola Linux phone ships in U.S.

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Motorola announced that its LiMo-compliant Moto U9 phone is now available unlocked for GSM networks in the U.S. Available in gray, pink, or purple, the music-oriented U9 has a rounded, contemporary flip-phone form factor, highlighted by a seemingly borderless OLED (organic light-emitting diode) external display.

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First Openmoko Custom Phone Now Available and Wears a Debian Plaid Kilt

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The Openmoko Neo Freerunner phone was released only a few weeks ago, and already, a customized version called the W.E. Phone is now available for purchase. So what's the difference between the naked-as-a-baby Neo and the Canadian-based W.E.?

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No Control? Actually, You Have Total Control.

http://www.linuxloop.com

In a recent article discussing the possibility of the open-source phone groups collaborating, it was mentioned that some people are nervous about relying on open-source.

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Re-jigged Intel mobile Linux stack dumps Ubuntu

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Intel's project to put a Linux and open source stack on mobile devices is getting overhauled to attract developer support, having failed to generate much interest.

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First Look: OpenMoko's Linux-based open smartphone platform

http://arstechnica.com

Last Friday, OpenMoko launched its highly anticipated FreeRunner smartphone, a Linux-based handset that's completely open in both hardware and software, and is designed to encourage third-party modification and customization. Although the FreeRunner's software platform is still incomplete, the device has attracted considerable attention from mobile software developers and Linux enthusiasts.

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Motorola ships new Linux phones

http://linuxdevices.com

Motorola has quietly started shipping three new Linux-based "PDA" phones. Available now in China, and also approved by the FCC for use in the U.S., the MotoMing a1600 and a1800 are higher-end versions of the popular a1200, while the a810 adds a lower-end Ming model.

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Taking Symbian open source

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Soon three quarters of the world's smartphones will be running free software.

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Linux up to speed on mobile devices

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated.

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Nearly 20% of Mid- and High-end Mobile Devices Will Run a Linux Operating System by 2013

http://www.mobiletechnews.com

Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated.

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OpenMoko FreeRunner to be available for $399 - Open-source Linux handset set to launch

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Fans of the OpenMoko Neo1973 open-source Linux handset will be glad to hear that they'll soon be able to get their hands on the Neo1973's successor in the near future. The OpenMoko FreeRunner sports a faster processor than its predecessor and adds three-axis motion sensors to the mix.

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Linux powers TV-enabled mobile phone

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Motorola has used Linux to build a 3G, touchscreen-enabled mobile phone that can receive and record video broadcast in DVB-H format (digital video broadcast, handhelds). The MobileTV DH02 also boasts a GPS receiver and navigation software supporting advanced features, Motorola says.

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Connecting open source and mobile users - the Nokia plan

http://jaaksi.blogspot.com

Check out Nokia’s point of view on What Mobile Users Need and How Open Source Can Help, in the words of Ari Jaaksi. Building upstream following community rules is in the heart of this plan. This is what Nokia has been doing, learning and contributing back a lot. Now it’s time to dive deeper.

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Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

http://www.reuters.com

The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

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First Linux phone standard ships

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Weeks after Google revealed aspirations of creating a defacto standard operating system for mobile phones, via Android and the Open Handset Alliance, a lesser known, broad-based consortium has published what it hopes can serve as an actual standard for Linux-based phones...
The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS)

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