|Kyocera teams with Wind River to incorporate Android mobile software|
Posted: 22-Oct-2008 [Source: Kyocera Wireless]
[Kyocera developing new product platform incorporating Android mobile software in collaboration with Wind River.]
San Diego & Alameda, CA -- Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC), a leading global manufacturer of wireless phones and devices, today announced that it has begun development of a new product platform incorporating Android mobile software. To support the initiative, KWC is collaborating with Wind River, the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River will provide a broad range of solutions and services that leverage Wind River’s deep involvement in the Open Handset Alliance and expertise in commercial Linux. KWC was a pioneer in the development of “smart” mobile handsets using open software architecture, introducing several devices utilizing the Palm operating system as early as 2000.
“Our adoption of the Android platform further exemplifies how Kyocera Wireless is driving the convergence of telecommunication, broadband and multimedia technologies in mobile devices,” said Dave Carey, vice president and general manager of the Consumer Products Group at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “We are committed to developing compelling consumer devices that leverage our robust technology portfolio. Our goal is to make Kyocera the leader in Android integration among CDMA device manufacturers in the markets we serve.”
The parties intend for Wind River to provide software systems integration services, including middleware and user interface integration, optimization of Android, and custom integration for technologies from other Open Handset Alliance members and third-party developers.
“The mobile handset industry is undergoing a radical shift, namely the rapid move to create mobile solutions based on open source stacks, supported by ecosystems of developers and managed by a participant-led consortium,” said Jason Whitmire, general manager of the Mobile segment at Wind River. ”As part of being a Linux Commercialization Partner of the Open Handset Alliance, we’re at the nexus of the mobile ecosystem. Our Android systems integration services will provide our broad mobile and deep open source expertise to Kyocera Wireless to help them accomplish their market goals.”
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