GPL licensing issues surround Android

Here’s an Open Source-related story from our new Android blog, Eyes on Android – Android could be badly bitten by GPL licensing

A story on SlashGear suggests submerged issues about Android’s licensing are becoming ever less subterranean… Google challenges Lodsys but Android faces legal firestorm over source sluggishnessBasically…

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Ubuntu power bump

Check out an interesting Linux-related blog post, from Chris Edwards, about Ubuntu and power issues. It is suspected that minor changes in recent subreleases of the 2.6 Linux kernel, used in Ubuntu 11, seem to be pushing up power consumption by 10 to 30 per cent. Suspicion has…

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Nokia outlines plans for Qt platform

Nokia Qt Frameworks has set out its formal position in the wake of its parent company entering into a so-called “broad strategic partnership” with Microsoft to develop a new global smartphone ecosystem, writes Adrian Bridgwater.

After a series of keynotes and meetings with Nokia CTO Rich Green and Nokia…

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Marvell's open source Kinoma to rival Android

The mobile phone market has another open-source software platform, this time from Marvell, writes Richard Wilson. It joins a market already awash with open-source development environments, the biggest being Android, Mobile Linux and MeeGo. Marvell announced the Kinoma platform at Mobile World Congress 2011. It follows the chip…

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Imagination goes Android for META Linux kernel

Imagination Technologies has announced Android support for its META multi-threaded processor family, including META connected application platform solutions.

The complete Google Android OS (Operating System) has been ported to run on the META Linux kernel and offers full SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processor) and hotplug features. Android for META runs…

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LiMo Foundation encourages development of mobile apps

LiMo Foundation has joined the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) to encourage the development of mobile applications to run on the mobile Linux operating system, writes Richard Wilson. The hope will be to match the application developer communities which have grown up around Google’s Android platform and Apple’s app…

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IMEC Android app targets healthcare costs

Green Hills Software has announced RTOS and virtualisation support for Intel’s latest Atom processor, the E6xx series, writes Richard Wilson. Support includes the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS), Integrity Secure Virtualization (ISV), Multi integrated development environment (IDE), optimising C/C++ compilers, and DoubleCheck static analyser. Read the full…

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ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, TI set-up open source Linaro

A group of semiconductor companies are co-ordinating their approachs to the growing use of Linux-based open-source software in mobile communications devices, writes Editor Richard Wilson. ARM, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have set-up a not-for-profit open source software engineering company…

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