More netbook competition on its way as Ubuntu embraces ARM processors

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A version of Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution, will be developed for the ARMv7 processor, Canonical announced last week.

This could bring to market netbooks and other portable devices based on the more energy-efficient ARM processors, and challenge both Intel and AMD.

The Ubuntu Linux netbook version will be officially available from April next year. ARM processors are already used in mobile phones such as the iPhone and G1…

MWC 2008 Video Preview: Google Android platform shown off at ARM's stand


As every man and his Labrador puppy is talking about the Google Android platform at this year’s Mobile World Congress, I cajoled Ashley into showing us just how spiffy it is, through the medium of interpretive dance video. He spotted it at ARM’s stand, which if you remember, is the British chip designer who promised…

Brit chip company ARM to show first Google Android handset next week?

Whilst both parties are yet to decline on the matter, sources are saying that the British chip designer ARM will demonstrate a prototype mobile handset with Google’s Android platform next week at the Mobile World Congress.

The Android platform is yet to be shown to the public as yet, so if ARM does display the rumoured handset, it may…