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Garmin Nav Devices Run GNOME Linux

Jul 06, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Garmin has posted Linux source code for its Nuvi 8xx and Nuvi 5xxx-series GPS navigation devices. The Nuvi 8xx offers a 4.3-inch, 480x272 display, and appears to be based on a Marvell PXA-3xx processor, Gnome Mobile Linux, and GeoClue location technology.

"It had been rumored since the Nuvi 880 and Nuvi 860 shipped several months ago that the devices were equipped with embedded Linux, but when LinuxDevices asked Garmin for source code in March, the company replied: 'Unfortunately, the information about the operating system of Garmin devices is considered proprietary...'"

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