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Freescale Adds Support for Android OS & 3G to its netbook ecosystem


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Freescale Semiconductor is going to release low-powered i.MX515 processor working with ARM-based chipset with lots of nice features added before such as support for to enable the 3G connectivity by providing hardware and software support for data modules optimized for the i.MX515 applications processor and additional Android Open Source operating system as well as Phoenix Technologies and Xandros OSs.

Already we have got acquainted with i.MX515 processor through two Linux- based netbooks including ARM-based Lime PC netbook and ARM-based 8.9-in Pegatron netbook. Pegatron netbook was able to play back a HD video and deliver 8 hours battery run time.

Freescale’s expanded netbook ecosystem now includes:

-The Android platform: a comprehensive, open software stack that includes everything a manufacturer or operator needs to build a compelling mobile device

-Phoenix HyperSpace: an easy-to-use, instant-on operating environment that enables extended battery life and smart network connectivity

-Xandros customized Linux solutions: new, simple and compelling user experiences with integrated applications and an online digital marketplace.

The volume production for netbooks based on Freescale’s i.MX515 processor is planned for Q2 2009 holiday shopping season.

Source: Press Release

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