ARM to bring Linux-based Connected Mobile Computing (CMC) devices to life

Get ready for another acronym to invade the ultraportable handheld market!


ARM announced today a collaboration with six companies, including Samsung and Mozilla, to create the ARM Linux Mobile Platform for the anticipated early-2009 launch of Connected Mobile Computing, or CMC, devices. The open-source platform, which is scheduled for release early next year, is based on Linux, Gnome Mobile, and Mozilla Firefox and is designed to "quickly bring products and technologies with compelling graphics, video, multimedia, and internet capabilities to consumers."

The group is focusing its efforts on tackling, head on, the issues that plague current mobile devices: battery life, "always-on internet experience," software integration, and browsing capabilities.

According to a Samsung representative, the company "intends to offer the industry’s most advanced mobile platform devices to enable a truly mobile internet experience with seamless connectivity to life-enhancing services for consumers."

Sounds promising.

Who else will take on Intel-based MIDs?

[Press release via jkkmobile]
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