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Linux on Board: Developing for the Nokia N800

Nov 27, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

[ Thanks to LinucksGirl for this link. ]

"Linux is enjoying a well-deserved surge in popularity for mobile and embedded applications, owing to its ability to scale down to the small footprint needed to run efficiently in compact devices. The Nokia N800 takes advantage of this efficiency and offers a great deal of general-purpose functionality that developers can take advantage of. But rather than discuss features, my goal in this and the next two installments of Linux on board is to show how to get started building applications by way of a working example, using the camera feature to create a Webcam.

"The Nokia N800 is a fairly mature product. Its predecessor, the Nokia 770, has already shown a great deal of evolution from early Linux-based consumer devices, and the N800 has clearly been developed based on responses to customer concerns..."

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