Kunlun platform aims for sub-$100 Android phones
Dec 22, 2010, 20:47 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)
" Wind River announced a partnership with Chinese
telecommunications firm Via Telecom to develop low-cost Android
phones using Wind River Platform for Android. It's said the
"Kunlun" reference platform will enable OEMs to offer sub-$100 CDMA
phones using Via Telecom's 3G EVDO Rev. A and 1xRTT modem, phone
board, and telephony software.
"The Kunlun platform aims for what many believe will be the
fastest growing segment of the Android market in the next few
years: mass-market phones aimed at emerging giants like China,
India, and Brazil. Kunlun initially targets the Chinese market, but
is touted as a common platform to create Android devices that can
be easily adapted for other markets, as well.
"Kunlun-based devices will offer features such as GPS, Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth, FM radio, camera, touchpad, keyboard, and microSD, says
Intel subsidiary Wind River. The mention of the touchpad – or
lack of any mention of a touchscreen -- suggests that the platform
will focus on a very low-end segment indeed."