You can think of the following as good-enough approximations:
BREW is similar to Trolltech Qtopia, S60, MOAP (plus UI), China MobileSoft
stack (now part of ALP), Pollex stack, and GTK+ with GStreamer
Symbian OS is similar to Montavista Linux, Wind River OS
OS = manages filesystem, memory, I/O hardware, process/task scheduling,
events management, communications (GSM/CDMA/3G)
Middleware = multimedia framework, PIM engines, messaging engines, Java VM
UI = widget libraries, windows management, Flash/SVG engine
Microsoft, ALP, A la Mobile, Purple Labs, Maemo = OS + Middleware + UI
From: Nick May [mailto:nick_at_kyushu.com]
Sent: 25 July 2006 10:04
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: KDDI_OS
I am a bit confused about where the OS stops and the middleware starts...
BREW can't do the whole OS thing itself - can it... (?)
So we are still talking about BREW on top of some sort of (optimized for
Or is the whole "middleware/OS" distinction so blurred as to be meaningless.
A naive question I am sure -but is BREW comparable to S60, or comparable to
the underlying Symbian OS?
On 25 Jul 2006, at 15:51, Andreas Constantinou wrote:
> I guess that Qualcomm gets to promote BREW to the de facto OS used by
> KDDI, while KDDI gets to control certain important components within
> the BREW environment.
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