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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.