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ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments Form New Company to Speed the Rollout of Linux-Based Devices

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

armARM, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), today announced the formation of Linaro, a not-for-profit open source software engineering company dedicated to enhancing open source innovation for the next wave of always-connected, always-on computing. Linaro’s work will help developers and manufacturers provide consumers with more choice, more responsive devices and more diverse applications on Linux-based systems.

Linaro aligns the expertise of industry-leading electronics companies to accelerate innovation among Linux developers on the most advanced semiconductor SoCs (System-on-Chip). The current wave of “always-conn... .. .

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MeeGo v1.0 For Nokia N900 and Netbooks Now Available For Download!

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

meego_tmUnless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you've heard that Intel and Nokia have announced strategic relationship to shape next era of mobile computing innovation.

To realize this shared vision, both companies are expanding their longstanding relationship to define a new mobile platform beyond today's smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of innovative software, mobile Internet services for mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, media phones, connected TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Although folks over at Nokia’s official blog claimed on Monday that they will not offer MeeGo for N900 the first version of MeeGo OS for Netbooks and Nokia N900 is now avai... .. .

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Nokia N900 Gets Software Update With A Wide Range Of Improvements

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

toolsJust want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out yet another firmware update for Nokia N900 which will be progressively available as FOTA (Firmware Over the Air) through the Application manager.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and check if it is already available for you otherwise be patient and wait it should be ready by the end of the week for most of the generic product codes .

Firmware version 1.2 (V10.2010.19-1) offering a range of enhancements including improvements to communication, browser and maps applic... .. .

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First Glimpse Of The MeeGo User Interface

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

idf2010At its developer-focused conference (IDF2010) surrounded by hundreds of people who make technology magic happen and those who support them, Intel Corporation demonstrated how the company is providing a foundation on which to build common hardware, software and ecosystem solutions to make computing experiences and devices work together seamlessly and easier to use.

The MeeGo Community at IDF is formed around innovative solutions that scale and are interoperable across multiple usage models and types of mobile and embedded devices (such as In-vehicle Infotainment, media phones) powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor. MeeGo came up during Ren... .. .

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MeeGo Developer Community Grows As Software Ecosystem Support Broadens

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

meego_tmThe Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that companies from a broad range of sectors have committed to and are participating in the MeeGo project.

Participants today include leading device manufacturers, operating system vendors (OSVs), chipset manufacturers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and development communities. Supporting statements are attached from Acer, Amino, Asianux, Asus, BMW Group, Collabora, Ltd., CS2C, DeviceVM, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Hancom, Linpus, Maemo Community Council, Mandriva, Metasys, Miracle, MontaVista Software, Novell, PixArt, Red Flag, ST-Ericsson, Tencent, TurboLinux, VietSoftware, Wind River, WTEC, and Xandros.

This participation translates into millions of developer hours dedicated to cross-device compatibility, application portability and the user experience for MeeGo-bas... .. .

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How Much Is Enough? Sandisk's 16GB MicroSD Cards Are On The Way

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

sandisktm One of the best known manufacturer of flash memory card, Sandisk has started making the jump to 32GB capacity with the introduction of its new 32GB MicroSD card, which is the industry-leading capacity and will be the world's largest removable storage capacity for mobile phones.

This increased capacity, coupled with the high performance of the SanDisk Mobile Ultra line, allows consumers to further take advantage of the many storage-intensive features offered by today's portable handsets such as music playback, photo and video camera functions, gaming and GPS applications.

A must-have product for consumers who embody the digital lifestyle, the SanDisk Mobile Ultra high-performance card... .. .

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Dev tip: New Maemo 5 SDK Release 5 Available!

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

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Those interested in developing widgets and applications for the world's most powerful smartphone, would like to know that Forum Nokia has released the 5th update of the Maemo™ 5 SDK today.

release contains many different additions/deletions/updates and features the Qt4.6 library. It also contains package updates required for software designed for the next Maemo product software update coming out soon.

The Maemo 5 Final SDK has its fifth update, which is an early access to the fourth product software update, being vers... .. .

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Vote For 'Member Of The Month' And Win Cool Prizes!

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

gift Over the last couple of weeks the MF Moderators, Admin and Members of the Dev team have discussed what to do with the SF/MF’s 'Member Of The Month' award and we came up with some great ideas on how to improve it and what is even more importantly, how to involve more participation in process of nominating, voting and awarding.

But that's not all, for the first time we are running the Member Of The Year Competion and offering some really cool prizes for the winner as well as for the voters. It is time to let you all decide who will be our first SF/MF Member of the year and to win either 16GB microSD card orfree softw... .. .

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Mozilla Launches Second Firefox Mobile Add-On Challenge

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

tools_tmThe great Mozilla's Firefox Mobile Add-On Challenge has returned! They've announced second mobile add-on challenge, starting on March 11 and ending Monday, April 12.

Add-on developers are challenged to develop a compatible Firefox mobile add-on that shows innovation and considers the mobile context (small screen size, touch screen, out and about, etc.)

At the end of the Challenge period, Mozilla's panel of judges (consisting of members from the Mobile and Add-ons teams) will select ten winners who will rece... .. .

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Gartner Forecast: Touchscreen Mobile Device Sale To Double in 2010!

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

statistic_tmThe worldwide market for touchscreen mobile devices will surpass 362.7 million units in 2010, a 96.8 percent increase from 2009 sales of 184.3 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. By 2013, touchscreen mobile devices will account for 58 percent of all mobile device sales worldwide and more than 80 percent in developed markets such as North America and Western Europe.

"Touchscreens are no longer the preserve of high-end devices and are now being included in many midrange phones as more companies have been driving the consumer market for affordable touchscreen phones," said Roberta Co... .. .

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Dev Tip: Calling All Innovators - It's Back And It's Bigger Than Ever!

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

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The 2010 Calling All Innovators competition is now accepting entries through 18 May. Last year the competition attracted more than 1,700 submissions from 85 countries, and this year could be even bigger.

Entries may be submitted in any of four categories: Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Life Improvement, and Productivity.

The prizes will include cash awards of up to $30,000; spotlight placement in Ovi Store; a user experience evaluation; and a free one year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad, a premier program to accelerate mobile development and elevate business visibility.

Several of the winning apps in last year's Calling All Innovators competition are now available for consumers to download in Ovi Sto... .. .

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Delaware Judge Puts Nokia-Apple Patent Fight On Hold

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:14

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According to an Associated Press report, a federal judge in Delaware has agreed to put on hold a patent dispute between Apple Inc. and Nokia pending resolution of their competing claims before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

A federal judge in Delaware has agreed to put a patent fight between Apple and Nokia on hold pending resolution of their competing claims before the International Trade Commission.

The judge signed an order Wednesday staying litigation in a lawsuit in which Nokia claims that Apple is infringing on sev... .. .

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