[PLUG] smart phone (GSM), running Linux + OpenMoko
sdawara at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 21:15:22 PST 2007
From the article:
"In the meantime any developers or hackers looking to do some rock and
roll demo's or try ideas that you simply cannot do on the locked phones
out there would do well to look at the FIC Neo1973. It has OpenMoko on it.
The thing runs standard Linux. It'll work on the Cingular and the
I called Sean, my contact at FIC and he laid some facts out. The team
developing it are hard core open source activists and hackers. Harald
Welte (Lead Software Architect -System level. Famous for hacking
Motorola phones to run Linux) on the core kernel and Michael "Mickey"
Lauer (Lead Software Architect -- Application Framework) on the graphic
They have borrowed code from TomTom for the SD card support and
currently have all their core libraries in C. The C part is actually
very cool as it implies a possibility for bindings to other languages
particularly, Python and Ruby. When asked about these he willingly
chirped up in a happy tone "Yep. They are being worked on". My mind
boggles if someone comes up with a code generation framework for rapid
app development like Rails for it.
Something this potentially sexy has to be at Etel. That’s the rules. So
I've roped them in to do their first ever Developer workshop at Emerging
Telephony this year and they will also be demoing it on stage. Hopefully
you'll be able to get your grubby hands on one there.
I am glad that this is finally coming about (having conceived and
advocated Tuxphone) and when I can get my hands on one to do some
hacking on it, there will be a full report here. In the meantime I hope
they also consider releasing an emulator or an image of the OS for
people to hack with."
The phone specifications are here:
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