Matthew Miller

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Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 830, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".

Matthew is a professional naval architect by day and a mobile gadgeteer at all other times. He purchases his own devices and then sells them on eBay or Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a 30-day loaner basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer. If any are provided as “long term loaner units” this will be clearly disclosed in his reviews.

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Screenshots of the ACCESS Linux Platform appear at LinuxWorld

Screenshots of the ACCESS Linux Platform appear at LinuxWorld

LinuxWorld is taking place this week and I just saw an article on PalmInfocenter that linked to the source article on MobileLinuxInfo that shows screenshots from the upcoming ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP). This was the Linux OS that Palm was going to put on their devices, but now it is uncertain since Palm is developing their own Linux OS. The ALP may be coming to other mobile devices and the MobileLinuxInfo article shows an iPhone-like layout at the top of the screen. You can check out even more details at the new ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) site.

August 10, 2007 by in Linux

Will 2008 be the year of mobile Linux?

Will 2008 be the year of mobile Linux?

According to a BBC article, Linux developers are looking to bring Ubuntu to the mobile world later this year. n another recent article I was reading, PC World asked the question "Which Mobile OS is Best for You?" In this article, the author discusses Symbian, Windows Mobile and again Linux. It seems Linux is a recurring theme in these articles and it looks like 2008 may shape up to be the year of the Linux mobile operating system.

May 8, 2007 by in Linux

Will Nokia use Linux in future high end phones?

Will Nokia use Linux in future high end phones?

According to a Reuters report from Nokia World in Barcelona, Nokia is open to the idea of using Linux on their high end phones. A Linux Maemo distribution is used now on their N810 Internet Tablet and it is quite a powerful solution. I enjoy using the N810, except for the seemingly slow responsiveness in some applications. Currently, Nokia uses its S60 implementation on their high end phones.

December 2, 2008 by in Linux

Google Android OS ported and running on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

Google Android OS ported and running on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

The T-Mobile G1 is an impressive device that has been performing rock solidly for me these past few weeks. The idea of running the Google Android device was to have it move from phones to other devices in the future and according to Linux Devices an enterprising developer has ported Android to the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. I enjoy using the N810 and would love to try out the Android OS on this Linux-based device. With its WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, the device is more than capable of staying connected for Google syncing.

December 8, 2008 by in Linux

Palm's 3rd quarter losses increase from $31 to $57 million

Palm's 3rd quarter losses increase from $31 to $57 million

Larry posted the news about Palm's third quarter report and unfortunately, I am following up his report with more bad news for Palm. Palm just filed an updated third quarter report that increased their net loss from the previously reported US$31 million (30 cents/share) to US$57million (57 cents/share). The expected loss was only 14 cents/share so this is not good news for Palm.

April 8, 2008 by in Linux