Intel buys mobile Linux developer

Posted on Monday, Sep 01 2008 @ 13:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel has acquired Opened Hand, a London-based developer of mobile Linux applications.
Opened Hand will focus on participating in the Moblin Software Platform community, which is developing a Linux software stack for Intel's Atom processors. The software will be optimized for low-power Netbooks and "mobile Internet devices."

"Opened Hand brings great expertise and technology in the area of user-interaction frameworks, improving Intel's ability to address the unique challenges of enabling cutting edge UIs for these new class of devices," a spokesperson for Intel told ZDNet.co.uk.

Intel will continue to support existing Opened Hand projects, including software library Clutter, used for GUI creation, and Matchbox, an open-source base environment for the X Window System. These projects will become part of the Moblin project.


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