You’ve seen the images. You’ve seen the OS hacked to work on Android handsets. Now it’s time to check out the video. The folks at DeviceVM has posted a video showing off the MeeGo Linux smartphone operating system on dummy hardware with a TI OMAP 4 processor.
MeeGo is a software environment and set of Linux-based tools designed to run on mobile devices including smartphones, netbooks, tablets, and in-car vehicle systems. The smartphone user interface is one of the newest additions to the MeeGo family, and this video provides one of the best explanations of what it could look like — although MeeGo is open to customization, so it may look very different by the time phone makers and wireless carriers are done with it. The software is still in the early development phases.
You can check out the video after the break, here you can see the home screen, the basic user interface, and several apps including the contact list, photo viewer, and settings. It’s worth noting that there’s also an icon on the home screen for Fennec, the mobile version of the Firefox web browser, but the video doesn’t show the browser in action.
via PhoneDog and ReadWriteWeb
As a one-time-and-still-casual ARM-developer, I feel compelled to highlight that this is not “dummy hardware”. While I totally know what you were getting at (“dummy” as in “stand in” for a production consumer device), this is the Texas Instruments Blaze development platform for OMAP4. It’s impressive. I’ve fondled it. I know professionals who use and develop for it. They’d probably suffer extreme umbrage at it being called “dummy hardware”, and I could tell you exactly which popular consumer devices they would label as “dummy hardware” (but I won’t).
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