ARM, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments form new company called Linaro to help developers optimize Linux distributions for ARM's architecture.
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ARM, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, Freescale and Texas Instruments have set up a new company called Linaro to help developers optimise Linux distros for ARM's architecture
Left without a viable business model after the launch of the Symbian Foundation, UIQ has been shut down by its owners, Sony Ericsson and Motorola
Nokia is to buy out Symbian and set up a new open-source platform with Motorola, Sony Ericsson and NTT DoCoMo, forming a major rival to Google's Android
The show formerly known as 3GSM is always a busy one, with many mobile and telecoms companies competing with each other to make the biggest splash
Symbian, Sony Ericsson and Motorola claim they are confident Nokia's acquisition of Trolltech will leave them unscathed, despite analyst suggestions to the contrary.
It is a well known fact that Nokia leads the converged device/smartphone market throughout the world, as confirmed by recent IDC and Canalys reports. In fact, as of the 4th quarter of 2006, Nokia had about 50% of the worldwide market share in converged devices. RIM and Motorola were in second and third with the majority of the Motorola devices being Linux based devices selling in Asia. The IDC report then had Sharp and Panasonic (Linux) in 4th and 5th, while Canalys showed Palm and Sony Ericsson. The second through 5th place vendors shown each have something from 5 to 8 percent of the market share, but there is a catch all vendor labeled Others that has 23.5 percent (IDC) or 24.3 percent (Canalys). Who are these Others and where are all the Windows Mobile devices?
The Swedish handset maker has bought the Symbian user interface company UIQ that its parent company Ericsson set up in 1998
or·thog·o·nal:Adj.[from mathematics] Mutually independent; well separated; sometimes, irrelevantto. Used in a generalization of its mathematical meaning to describe setsof primitives or capabilities that, like a vector basis in geometry, spanthe entire `capability space' of the system and are in some sense non-overlappingor mutually independent. For example, in architectures such as the PDP-11or VAX where all or nearly all registers can be used interchangeably inany role with respect to any instruction, the register set is said to beorthogonal.Ah, the PDP-11 or VAX, such memories of room-sizedcomputers with monstorous gigabyte hard drives. Anyway.I used the word "orthogonal" today to describe the "innovationpack" planned for Lotus Notes and Domino in mid-2006. This isthe set of capabilites including a blog template, RSS feeds, and Noteson a USB key that were announced at Lotusphere. They're "orthogonal"because they are not a 7.1 or 7.5 release...in fact, no core code is disturbedat all. This is critical to those organizations who have testingrequirements in order to deploy a "new" piece of software. The"innovation pack" is separate from the core Notes/Domino codestream. Apparently, the "orthogonal"nature of this deliverable taught several people in the room a new SATword.Other notes from today's Lotusphere Comes to You in Chicago:- About 120 customers and partners attended. Speakers included KevinCavanaugh, Rob Ingram, David Marshak (demonstrating Sametime 7.5 live!),and Joe Linehan. - In my session on Notes/Domino directions, all of the attendees were onND6.x or 7. A number of Linux and iSeries customers represented,as well as some pSeries and Solaris. Oh yeah, there were Windowsusers, too. - Today was my first visit to the IBM offices at 71 S. Wacker, Chicago. This is the address that has been on my business card since August,but until today, I had never been there. Nice place, very sleek. The A/V equipment is first rate (except the wireless microphone setup). But now I can no longer point out that as a telecommuter, I've neverbeen to my own office. Though I still didn't go looking for wheremy snail mail is stored.
As I travel around to user groups and Notes/Domino7 launch events, I often ask the attendees at these events different profilequestions about Notes deployments. I ask about versions in use, Iask about use of instant mesaging, and I ask about server platforms.One interesting thing I've noticed inasking about server platforms in the last two or three months is that I'mnot drawing many hands for Sun Solaris. Among my (mostly American)audiences, Windows continues to be the server platform I see most frequently. iSeries and Linux tend to be the next two. And while I seethe other platforms with some frequency, I haven't seen a hand for Dominoon Sun Solaris at any meeting I've done in the last two or three months.Now, market watchers shouldn't necessarilyread anything into this. But I am kind of curious whether there isa reason for this lack of show. Since IBM sells a platform-agnosticlicense, it's sometimes hard to track how servers are deployed in the realworld. I know of a customer in the Netherlands that consolidated110 Windows servers down to two Sun Solaris boxes, so it's definitely deployed. I'm just wondering why I am not seeing more of it.
Sony Ericsson has joined Nokia in admitting that its Bluetooth phones could be vulnerable to a 'snarfing' attack, meaning that a hacker can access data even if the phone is not paired with another Bluetooth device
IBM, the loudest backer of the Linux operating system, plans to announce Monday that its business partners added more than 300 software packages in 2003 that run on a foundation of Big Blue's WebSphere e-commerce software and its iSeries midrange servers. Among the new software packages is S2 Systems' OpeN/2 software for processing electronic payment transactions.
Big Blue is set to release a new edition of its WebSphere business software for versions of Linux that run on its iSeries and pSeries servers, both of which use its Power4 chip.
Extended Systems, a Boise, Idaho-based company offering software that provides access to corporate data on mobile devices, said this week that Motorola will include Extended's technology on a new Linux-based cell phone. With the Motorola Deal, Extended Systems said its software will now be included on three of the top five cell phone makers; the others are Siemens and Sony Ericsson.
IBM's proprietary iSeries machines have had a makeover to become cheaper and more friendly to Windows and Linux. Will users buy it, though?
IBM's iSeries servers have had the biggest announcement since the line was launched. Will users stick with it now it is cheaper and more Linux-friendly?
NEW YORK--German Linux seller SuSE has deepened its partnership with IBM, the companies announced Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here. The two companies will work to optimize SuSE's higher-end Enterprise Server product for IBM's four server lines. In addition, the companies said Thursday that the Enterprise Server product is available for IBM's iSeries special-purpose servers for mid-sized companies and for its pSeries Unix servers. SuSE has had a two-year partnership with IBM; all three of the companies using Linux on the mainframe that IBM trotted out to business partners at the show were using SuSE's version of Linux. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Big Blue is calling out to Linux programmers in an effort to increase the number of programs available for its relatively unknown iSeries line of special-purpose servers.
In an effort to increase the number of programs available for its iSeries servers, Big Blue is courting Linux programmers by letting them tap into an iSeries server over the Net.
Texas Instruments plans to make its OMAP wireless platform Linux-friendly, meaning that 3G devices by Nokia, Ericsson, Sony and Sendo could use the open source operating system
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