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Sun unveils RIA toolset, new project for developers

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| Green also demonstrated a JavaFX application running on the Android Emulator,
| a Linux-based software platform for mobile devices developed by Google Inc.
| and the Open Handset Alliance. However, a public relations representative
| notified Computerworld during the live webcast of the keynote noting that the
| demo was "not a product announcement. Sun has no plans around Android at this
| time."
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...378496&rid=-50

JavaFX: A Bright Future on Open Source-Based Mobile Devices?

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| I've written before about how Linux may arrive on 20 percent of cell phones
| by 2010--a prediction originally made by ABI Research.
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http://ostatic.com/161322-blog/javaf...bile-devicesss

Sun has another stab at malicious features also (targetting advertisers, i.e.
spyware):

Sun's JavaFX to hoover-up user data

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| "We are simply a technology provider," Schwartz told JavaOne. He said the
| Java FX platform would enable developers to escape the clutches of a hostile
| operating system, browser or technology provider. No names mentioned, but
| that's Microsoft, Microsoft and, er, Microsoft. With Google maybe thrown in
| for good measure.
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http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2008/0...avafx_privacy/


Recent:

810 Android, anyone?

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| A website has published instructions on how to install Google's Android Java
| stack on real hardware with ARM926 and later cores, running Linux 2.6.23 and
| later kernels. *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5003932111.html


Android on OMAP

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| This page collects information about and guides you through the installation
| of Google's Android on TI's ARM based OMAP SoCs.
|
| [...]
|
| Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating
| system, middleware and key applications. See Google's What is Android? page
| and Benno's What is Android? and What Android isn't page for more details
| about Android. *
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http://elinux.org/Android_on_OMAP


Mini Opera appears for Google Android

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| Opera Mini for Android makes the company's fast-performing and
| device-adapting Web experience available to any range of handset built on
| Android.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...appears-google


Related:

Google Exec: Android To Beat iPhone

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| Rich Miner even went after Apple's handheld darling. "Once you have devices
| out there from Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and so on, there's a much larger
| potential market on Android than for the iPhone," he said. "[T]here's a
| single manufacturer, it's targeted at a particular demographic, and it falls
| far short of the 1 billion mobile phones sold every year worldwide."
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...to-beat-iphone


iPhone vs. Android : An Open Source Devs Perspective

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| According to Andrea Gazzaniga, software development manager at mobile open
| source vendor Funambol the answer is not entirely clear. In a rambling
| overflow presentation at AjaxWorld's iPhone Sumitt, Gazzaniga attempted to
| outline the differences and similiaraties between iPhone and Android.
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http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner...open-sour.html


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc


Is Google Android the Next Windows?

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| On the flip side, Good Android (here’s a video demo) is a cross-platform
| software environment that multiple hardware vendors and service providers are
| expected to embrace. Although Android isn’t fully baked, Google is
| aggressively promoting the operating environment to third party developers.
| The idea is to get developers on board early, so that tons of Android
| applications are ready when Android-compatible devices finally debut.
|
| [...]
|
| Eventually, The VAR Guy suspects, Android devices will easily leapfrog
| iPhone’s market share. But that’s not a terrible thing for Apple. Although
| Apple nearly died on the desktop, Apple’s more recent innovations prove that
| you can thrive even when you hold less than 10 percent of a technology
| market.
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/03/20/...-next-windows/


HTC tight-lipped about Google phone

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| MOBILE PHONE MAKER High Tech Computer (HTC) is developing a handset which
| will run Android software developed by Google and a consortium of other tech
| companies.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ranoid-andriod


A third of all phones "smart" in five years

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| ABI Research vice president Stuart Carlaw said, "The market is currently
| dominated by Nokia (52 percent) and Symbian (65 percent). However, the
| coalescence of the framework wars in the Linux environment and the growing
| stature of Windows Mobile will enable new competitors to put pressure on this
| established axis."
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8051784786.html


Research and Markets: Symbian and Linux Enjoy the Highest Penetration in the
Japanese Smartphone Market

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| Symbian and Linux enjoy the highest penetration in the Japanese smartphone
| market and appear to be the beneficiaries in any expansion of smartphone use
| there.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...31&newsLang=en
http://tinyurl.com/34ns9q
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