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03.29.14

Non-Android Mobile Linux: Tizen, Flyme, Jolla

Posted in News Roundup at 6:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Tizen

  • Weston Gets Tailored For Tizen IVI, Car Makers Fond Of Wayland

    Patches are continuing to be reviewed and refined for introducing weston-ivi-shell, a reference shell for Wayland’s Weston compositor within the world of In-Vehicle Infotainment systems, primarily for Tizen.

  • Tizen Wearable SDK Released, Google’s Android Wear Coming Soon

    Like most smartwatches, Samsung’s Tizen Linux-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are primarily companion devices to Bluetooth connected smartphones rather than full-fledged wrist computers. Yet, the Tizen SDK for Wearable released by Samsung yesterday enables a variety of modes on the Gear watches for both standalone and companion scenarios.

  • Samsung Opens Up Gear 2 And Gear 2 Neo To Developers With Release Of The Tizen SDK For Wearables

    When Samsung announced the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo last month, the news came with the confirmation that the company was dropping Android from both devices. Instead, both smart watches are powered by Tizen. This may not mean all that much for consumers in the short term, but it does impact developers. For you, Samsung has just shared the first version of the Tizen SDK aimed at wearables. This is what you need to grab if you intend to build apps for the company’s two intelligent wristwatches.

  • Sony Gives Android Wear the Cold Shoulder

    Android may rule the smartphone world, but it might not be top dog when it comes to smartwatches. Sony, for one, has decided not to team up with Google and its Android Wear project. Samsung won’t use it exclusively — it’s already tinkering with Tizen. “You don’t need to use the Android platform as long as you can still interact with it,” noted Tirias Research analyst Jim McGregor.

Flyme

  • Chinese phone maker Meizu arrives in France

    Renowned Chinese phone manufacturer Meizu has made its entry into the French market with the launch of its flagship smartphone, the Meizu MX3. This phone runs a homegrown fork of Android 4.2, dubbed Flyme OS 3.0, which the company claims to have “improved navigation” and “simple and fluid transitions”.

  • Meizu to allow other devices to run its Flyme OS?

    Meizu is thinking to take the “Xiaomi route” and allow other phones to run its own version of Android. Called Flyme OS, Meizu’s platform builds on top of the Android core adding quite a few enhancements and tweaks along the way, all of which helped made Meizu phones popular in the first place.

China Mobile

  • Verizon joins Google, China Mobile at the Linux table

    Verizon Terremark is making its biggest commitment yet to open-source cloud computing.

    Today, the company announced it’s joining the Linux Foundation, an organization focused on promoting the growth of Linux, as a Gold member. The news comes several months after the launch of Verizon Cloud, its revamped cloud computing platform.

Jolla

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