MS is again out:
NTT DoCoMo Develops Common Software Platform for 3G FOMA Handsets
TOKYO, JAPAN, November 18, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today
that the company has developed a common software platform for 3G FOMAŽ
handsets. DoCoMo will license the platform to handset vendors, aiming
to support the development of high-quality FOMA devices with improved
time-to-market and cost-effectiveness.
The development of software for mobile handsets has become increasingly
time consuming due to the introduction of highly sophisticated services
and functions. In response, DoCoMo will offer manufacturers a common
software platform to support their development of distinctive
application software and thereby differentiate their products.
The development platform is compatible with both the Linux and Symbian
operating systems. The Linux version was jointly developed with NEC
Corporation and Panasonic Mobile Communications, and the Symbian
version was jointly developed with Fujitsu Corporation.
The platform consists of the following:
1) Middleware for common services and functions
2) Customized modules of the operating system
3) Sample device drivers
4) Sample application software, including scheduler, image viewer, etc.
5) Handset emulator software for PCs
6) Documentation, including development guidelines for
applications/drivers, platform user's guide, etc.
Some models of the new 901i series, as well as other FOMA handsets to
be released in this second half of fiscal 2004, are developed based on
the common platform.
Received on Thu Nov 18 11:51:00 2004