Here's an Open Source-related story from our new Android blog, Eyes on Android - Android could be badly bitten by GPL licensing
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.
Imagination Technologies has announced Android support for its META multi-threaded processor family, including META connected application platform solutions.
Green Hills Software has announced RTOS and virtualisation support for Intel's latest Atom processor, the E6xx series, writes Richard Wilson. The Open Hardware Summit 2010 - at the new York Hall of Science - may have sold old, but keep an eye on the website - www.openhardwaresummit.org Healthcare costs could be cut by an app for android phones that stores and displays electrocardiograms sensed over a wireless body area network (BAN).
NXP has worked with Trusted Logic to create its first open source NFC Android API. It will be used for mobile payments and transport ticketing applications. It can also be used for data sharing between Android phones.
One (mostly) open source mobile OS was not enough for one enterprising user. He has hacked his Nokia N900 to dual boot, into both the Debian-based Maemo (version 5)and the Linux and Java-based Android (version 1.6, "Donut").
One to note maybe, for those tracking developments of Nokia's open source Maemo environment, for smartphones and tablets.
Vodafone's 360 H1 handset manufactured by Samsung is the first commercial mobile phone running the release 2 of the LiMo operating system.
An interesting Moblin interview with Imad Sousou, director of Intel's Open Source Technology centre, on ZDNet. The Moblin initiative (short for Mobile Linux) is aiming to provide optimised Linux technology for netbooks and MIDs (mobile Internet devices). "Adding parallel processing to legacy code is a desire of every software company that has an existing product which is significant in complexity and which needs to run faster," writes Tom Spyrou on the Intel Software Network blog.
Just flagging a quick one, from DAC at the end of last week - Mentor unveils Android, Linux strategy at DAC More Android developments to flag, as Google's venture into an Open Source mobile platform gains some momentum. Check out these two items involving MIPS and T-Mobile. Didn't expect to be writing about Microsoft in this blog, but here we are. A bit late flagging this, from last week... but even Redmond is seeing the benefit of Open Source.