Asia Express - Computing
Samsung, ARM, IBM, Freescale, ST-Ericsson, TI Form Linux-based Developer
June 04, 2010
Samsung, ARM, IBM, Freescale, ST-Ericsson, and TI announced on June 3 that they have formed a non-profit software company to facilitate the development of Linux-based products, according to the Economic Daily News of Taiwan. The new company, named Linaro, will make use of ARM processors for the development of Linux-based devices such as mobile phones and tablet PCs. It is expected that these devices will be capable of running on a wide range of operating systems, including Google's Android and Chrome OS, Ubuntu Linux, Palm's WebOS, and MeeGo, the platform backed by Intel and Nokia. The release of Linaro's first software and tools is slated for November 2010.