Chip designer ARM is forming a coalition for the development of a Linux-based open source platform that targets mobile computing devices.
A quote from the article at InformationWeek:
The result will be a Linux-based open-source platform — including a mobile, operating system, application development framework, and Internet browser — for UMPCs, mobile devices that are typically larger and more powerful than BlackBerry-style smartphones.The announcement was made as part of ARM's fourth annual developer conference held at Santa Clara, California. ARM's partners will include Marvell, MontaVista, Movial, Mozilla, Samsung, and Texas Instruments.
Mobile computing devices are witnessing a steady rise in numbers. ARM's move targets "super-smartphones" devices, which provide users with a richer Internet experience.
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