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Open WebOS Not Heading to Existing Devices Thanks to HP

The good news: WebOS is making progress. The bad news is that everyone that has a current HP WebOS device won’t be able to run  the official Open WebOS platform. The reason being, the system drivers aren’t open source.

Open WebOS requires a system with…

Tizen Tablet Running Android Applications Caught on Camera

Tizen conference held a few gems that are slowing coming out of the wood work, this HTML5 focused open source mobile operating system is caught on camera running Android Applications.  If you’re a new player in the mobile space the question of applications is going…

Tizen Shows off for the Camera on a Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE

We wondered what else the Tizen Developer conference would yield, a few weeks ago Tizen launched version 1.0 of the mobile OS was released, we got to check out a reference design from Samsung, we even saw a carrier get added into the mix when…

Tizen Smartphone Reference Design with a 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor

The Tizen conference kicked off today and some Tizen hardware was spotted in the form of a reference design from Samsung. Details on the device are pretty slim but we do know that it is sporting a 1.2 GHz Dual Core ARM based processor (presumably…

Tizen 1.0 Larkspur Hits the Streets – Open Source Lovers Rejoyce

About a year ago MeeGo threw in the towel and launched a new project called Tizen which left many in the open source community wondering if the project would yield an actual project. Today new news has surfaced and Tizen has now achieved a 1.0…

Chromebook’s to Receive Ivy Bridge Support Just When You Thought They Were Dead

Google Chromebooks are apparently not dying out but preparing to take advantage of Intel’s SandyBridge & Ivy Bridge processors.  Michael Larabel of Phoronix spotted a big Google contribution to Coreboot, which is a Linux layer in Chrome that handles the hardware.  The new code shows…

Open Source Tablet “Vivaldi” (Formely Spark) Delayed by a Month

The open source community has been very enthusiastic about the Spark Open Source tablet running KDE Plasma. The Spark tablet has gotten a name chance to Vivaldi and will be the first 7 inch tablet to ship with Mer Linux and KDE Plasma Active software…

Tizen Caught on Video with a 3D UI That Will Make You Look Twice

If you’re not familiar with Tizen you’re in the majority.  What we have here is an open source operating system that has experieced several iterations, the last was Meego which was a failed alliance between Intel and Nokia. The new Tizen project is being head…

Spark Open Source tablet developer Aaron Seigo on his KDE Plasma Device

The open source community has been very enthusiastic about the Spark Open Source tablet running KDE Plasma.  The Spark tablet will be the first 7 inch tablet to ship with Mer Linux and KDE Plasma Active software when it launches in May.
We got to…

HP webOS Group Undergoes More Layoffs During Transition to Open webOS

In some unfortunate news late this afternoon, HP has laid off around 275 out of the remaining 500… employees in the webOS group. These layoffs were apparently planned as part of the efforts to open source webOS, but that doesn’t make the news any less

Android Kernel Source Code for HP TouchPad Made Open Source

During the HP Touchpad… firesale, some purchased TouchPads were found to be running a test build of Android. At the time, HP didn’t offer much explanation regarding how these TouchPads got out into the wild running Android, and the story eventually faded away.

However, today

AT&T Kernel Source Code for Samsung Galaxy Note Released

Ahead of the official launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T, Samsung has open sourced the kernel source code and other related code for the device.

While this likely won’t mean much to the average user, it does mean that once the Galaxy …

More Spark Linux Tablet Details Available, Pre-Order February, Shipping in May for $265

Just a few days ago we reported on a 7-inch, Linux-based tablet called the Spark that would be available “soon” at a decent price of $265 USD. More details have been released about the hardware and software the device will be running, as well as…

Spark, a 7-Inch Linux Tablet with KDE Plasma Active UI, Available Soon for $265

The 7-inch tablet space is heating up this year, with the Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (a slight stretch in the size requirements, but close enough), and the Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet at the front of the pack. Are you interested in…

Tizen Mobile Operating System First Look Using an Emulator (SDK)

Tizen has been getting a bit of press this month over a possible merger with Samsung’s Bada Operating system. If you’re not familiar with Bada, it’s not actually an operating system, it’s actually middleware. Bada is an application framework that previously ran on Nucleus (Nucleus…