Wind River to Offer Android-Based Software Solution to Handset Makers

Founding Open Handset Alliance member, Wind River, has announced a commercial software solution package for handset makers and mobile carriers who plan to develop Android-based devices and services.

Wind River is leveraging its deep involvement with the Open Handset Alliance to offer a Wind River supported and maintained Android solution to companies planning to deploy Android.  This is compelling to manufacturers and operators because it mitigates the cost and risk associated with open source solutions. – Jason Whitmire, GM of the Mobile segment, Wind River

The software systems integration services from Wind River includes includes “customization, optimization and testing” specifically tailored to customer’s devices.  Wind River is a big time Linux backer.  Aside from helping to start up the OHA, they are also members of the LiMo Foundation.

Also worth mentioning, Kyocera has picked Wind River to help develop a new product platform which will incorporate Android. Wind River will provide their software systems integration services which also includes technologies from other OHA players as well as third-party partners.  Kyocera hopes to become the leader in Android integration when it comes to CDMA device makers.

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