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Xandros Launches Turnkey Software for a Netbook Experience on Mobile Devices
Mobile OEMs and carriers get new apps on low-powered ARM devices
By: Pat Romanski
Feb. 16, 2009 01:00 PM
Xandros announced a turnkey software solution with a new user experience for ARM technology-based netbooks and other low-powered Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). The Xandros solution enables mobile OEM vendors and communications carriers to bring desktop computing to mobile devices with fast boot and long battery life on 3G networking. The Debian Linux-based system also enables mobile phone OEMs to create new products incorporating a rich set of user capabilities. About 98 percent of the more than a billion mobile phones sold each year use at least one ARM CPU, according to mobile and wireless industry analysts the Linley Group.
The Xandros solution for makers of ARM technology-based netbooks and other MIDs comes with tools to customize its functions and interface for specific markets and user demographics. It also includes a unique, custom brandable online Application Store for access to software, games, multimedia and web applications, enabling one-time and recurring revenue streams for OEMs, service providers and carriers.
Full-featured user applications include a browser, push-based email, PIM, instant messaging, a photo viewer, a media player, and an office suite to create and edit Microsoft Office documents. All applications support both keyboards and touch screens.
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