OpenMoko

  • Openmoko scraps next-gen FreeRunner, shifts to "Plan B"

    Openmoko scraps next-gen FreeRunner, shifts to "Plan B"


    Although HTC was able to realize its Dream (aka G1), for many hardcore mobile enthusiasts, Openmoko’s open source and ultra-hackable smart device – Neo FreeRunner – was the real dream. Running on Openmoko’s open source Linux platform, the FreeRunner was arguably the first smartphone made specifically for hackers (er, developers) who, according to the Openmoko Wiki… Read More

  • Spy shots: Android on OpenMoko hardware

    Spy shots: Android on OpenMoko hardware

    I swear to god, if you have a real lens (as I can see in the 2nd pic), use manual focus for things like this. I guess beggars can’t be choosers, since this guy is the only one with pics of Android running on the OpenMoko hardware, but jesus! Click on for the rest of the shots — such as they are. Read More

  • Spy shots: Android on OpenMoko hardware

    Spy shots: Android on OpenMoko hardware


    I swear to god, if you have a real lens (as I can see in the 2nd pic), use manual focus for things like this. I guess beggars can’t be choosers, since this guy is the only one with pics of Android running on the OpenMoko hardware, but jesus! Click on for the rest of the shots — such as they are. Read More

  • Openmoko publishes handset schematics

    Openmoko publishes handset schematics


    More on the open source mobile front, Openmoko announced that it will freely publish electrical schematics for its Neo 1973 and Neo FreeRunner mobile phones. Openmoko began its renegade opensource tactics when it first started shipping its Neo FreeRunner handset with a free, open source operating system and open applications on July 4th. The company said its initial supply has sold… Read More

  • OpenMoko open cellphone reviewed

    OpenMoko open cellphone reviewed

    Back in the day I had a Compaq iPaq running Qtopia. It was a hot little package with a full bore Linux OS on a device about as big as a Treo and for circa 2001 it was hot stuff. That’s why I’m kind of excited yet disappointed with the OpenMoko review by Ars. They delve into the device but basically come out reporting that not much has changed since 2001 in the mobile Linux front. Read More

  • Openmoko Neo Freerunner to launch July 4th

    Openmoko Neo Freerunner to launch July 4th

    Man, I loves me some Openmoko Neo Freerunner. Sure, it’s not the prettiest thing on the planet. Sure, a completely open source mobile device may be a bit ahead of the times for all but the most dedicated gadget geeks amongst us. But man oh man, have I been drooling about this for a while. For the uninitiated, Openmoko is a project aimed at creating a series of open source mobile phones. Read More

  • OpenMoko's Freerunner gets streamlined, priced

    OpenMoko's Freerunner gets streamlined, priced

    According to someone with authority, the OpenMoko Freerunner phone platform will be selling for $399. There was originally a lux version planned, but they decided to stick with one model and snip until it went below four hundred bucks. It should look somewhat like the Neo-type phone pictured at left. I’ve always been excited for this OpenMoko to get their gear out there on the market… Read More

  • New OpenMoko handset coming soon

    New OpenMoko handset coming soon

    DigiTimes is reporting that OpenMoko “plans to launch the second version of its Neo open source handset in the March-April period this year,” according to company president Sean Moss-Pultz. Moss-Pultz also said that the company will start producing devices in cahoots with other vendors in order to beef up the OpenMoko platform and its manufacturing base. It’s already… Read More

  • OpenMoko's Open-Source Mobile Platform


    Sean Moss-Pultz is trying to change the mobile phone/device industry this year. He wants consumers to care about what operating system is on their phone as much as they care about what’s on their desktop or laptop computers. OpenMoko and FIC’s Neo1973 smartphone is where that change starts. The Linux-based mobile platform is completely open source. And unlike Symbian, Microsoft… Read More