The Ubiquitous QuickBoot technology is now available to manufacturers, this is a new ARM-based technology that can load Android or Linux in a mere second. You can learn more about the technology at Linux for Devices.
QuickBoot, which is available in a Linux SDK (see below), is aimed at TVs, STBs, automotive infotainment systems, smartbooks, and smartphones, says Ubiquitous. QuickBoot 1.0 supports ARM9, ARM11, and Cortex-A series processors, says the company, which develops "compact, efficient and high-speed network and database software" for embedded devices.
The QuickBoot technology can boot up in about one second from complete power off, claims Ubiquitous. (We're bound to point out that, as the YouTube video at the end of this story makes clear, QuickBoot is not actually "booting" the operating system, merely achieving a quicker restoration of a running operating system image.)