ARM ((LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)) and six companies are teaming together to address the rise in consumer demand for access to the Internet and advanced applications on larger display mobile devices. The collaboration will result in the development of a Linux-based open source platform for next-generation mobile applications. The collaboration builds on the ARM architecture and its ecosystem of Partners to deliver a standards-base platform based on Linux. This group of companies are all working to accelerate the enablement of truly always on, connected mobile computing (CMC) devices.
By releasing the new platform into the open source community, the new platform will be naturally adopted by ARM’s large ecosystem of software and silicon vendors, including Marvell, MontaVista, Movial, Mozilla, Samsung, and Texas Instruments.
This effort between ARM and its partners focuses on the development of an open source platform based on Linux, Gnome Mobile and Mozilla Firefox that runs on ARM Partners’ advanced systems on chip (SoCs). The collaboration strengthens ARM’s well-established OS and browser ecosystem, while leveraging the ability of ARM Partners to quickly bring products and technologies with compelling graphics, video, multimedia and internet capabilities to consumers.
Time-to-market is critical, competition is fierce and consumers’ expectation for an always on Internet experience on mobile devices continues to increase. The collaboration addresses the technology challenges and time-to-market requirements that are essential in the development of differentiated Connected Mobile Computing (CMC) devices including but not limited to battery life, software integration and Web browsing capabilities.
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