COMPUTER operating systems and DATA transmission systems
Reports plans of using Linux operating systems (OS) as a proof-of-concept tool in the high-availability CompactPCI-based systems of the Motorola Computer Group. Applications of Linux OS in upgrading embedded-hardware; Simultaneous debugging of software drivers and hardware by the Linux OS; Cost of operating environment advantage with Linux use. INSET: Linux: From academics to the real world.
SMARTPHONES, EMBEDDED computer systems, COMPUTER operating systems, and APPLICATION software
The article focuses on the App Inventor from Google Labs, which is a rapid development system for Android. It outlines the choices that embedded developers can have in building a native Android application using a rapid prototyping system. The HTC's Desire, which is one of the latest Android smart phones, is featured.