Friday, February 20, 2009

Garmin-Asus Eee Phone: instead of Android will have Windows Mobile 6.5?

Accessible mobile phone EeePhone is surrounded by rumors. The device is developing an a recently formed alliance Garmin-Asus. There was an information, that instead of Linux-platform Android of the company can install on Eee Phone a Windows Mobile 6.5 OS which has been announced during the Mobile World congress. Representatives Garmin and Asus refuse to make a comments about Eee Phone. Perhaps, the Asus executive director is unique official, who is confirming the fact of its development. However even he is avaricious on a detail. However, it is not excluded, that Garmin-Asus will present at once a few Eee Phone with a miscellaneous software. As was in a case with netbooks Eee PC - buyers could choose models with Linux or with Windows.

Freescale will release a platform for netbooks with Android and Xandros.

Having announced the last month a platform for netbooks with support 3G on the basis of the i.MX515 processor, Freescale Semiconductor company on MWC 2009 has continued to follow in this direction. The manufacturer has declared about cooperation with a lot of the companies for chips adaptation for OS Android from Google, HyperSpace - «hot start» systems from Phoenix Technologyes and Xandros Linux. The basic purpose of the company is a promotion i.MX515 for notebooks with the integrated 3G communications module. In this direction Freescale is actively cooperates with Wavecom and Option companies. The choice of the open systems for i.MX515 chips will allow Freescale to successfully compete on the netbooks market in a budgetary segment. The company already showed the first samples of reference-design on i. MX515 with 1 GHz frequency on the CES 2009, and mass release of these processors is planned for second half of 2009. It is possible to expect occurrence a netbooks on Freescale platform under control of Android in the autumn of this year.