Saturday, 10 October 2009
Build your own mobile phone
Could you build your own mobile phone? It seems the possibility is getting closer all the time with open source software and an open source mobile from Openmoko. The phone comes out of the box with zero functionality. You have to connect it via a USB port to a PC and then install one of a growing number of open source operating systems to get it to do anything, but in theory you could configure it to do anything you want without the constraints of the manufacturers think you might want. There is an interesting article by Chris Edwards at the Institution of Engineering and Technology on the subject.