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Now, Intel and Wind River Systems have teamed up to create a Linux/x86 platform for car electronics, which will debut at the Telematics Detroit 2008 conference today (May 20). The offering is based on Intel’s low-power Atom processor and a new variant of Wind River’s embedded Linux.
Wind River announced that its Linux Platform for Infotainment, optimized for Intel’s Atom, should be available in August. It will include speech-recognition and speech-to-text software from Nuance Communications, Bluetooth and noise reduction from Parrot, music management from Gracenote, networking from SMSC and DVD playback from Corel.
The software will provide connectivity with Apple iPods and support 3D interfaces. It will also support the Controller Area Network and Media-Oriented Systems Transport buses used to link electronics in many cars.
More information: Wind River, Intel ride Linux into car market Sysadmin because even developers need heroes!!!
I did used Motorola RAZR V3 for sometime in 2006 before I dropped it into a swimming pool :( The new RAZR 2 has a bigger screen, better UI, quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 with EDGE and Linux platform. OSnews has published a review for the new RAZR 2 V8:
The RAZR2 V8 is a quad-band GSM and EDGE phone, it features two 240×320 TFT screens (one internal 2.2″ and one external touchscreen 2.0″), 512 MBs internal storage out of which 420 MBs are accessible, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support, a microUSB charging/data/audio port, and a 2 MP camera without flash. The V8 came with a headset, a British-style charger (PureMobile added to the package both a converter and a mini-USB Motorola-branded charger), a microUSB 2.0 data cable, CDs and manuals, and a 770 mAh Li-Ion battery.
=> Read review here and you can get Motorola RAZR2 V8 Spec Sheet here.
It is believed that it is one of the most popular cell phones around the world. And now it has been updated to run Linux. There is also V9 model with 2Mp camera and a full HTML browser. I want one. I might get this one or may be Apple iPhone.