Asianux Announces its Commitment to Develop MID Product based on Moblin v2
<Taipei Computex> -- June 2, 2009 – Today, Asianux announced its support of Moblin, an optimized open source Linux software stack and application framework, by committing to the development of a product based on the recently released Moblin Version 2 for Intel® Atom™ processor-based platforms. Moblin v2 provides the structure for Asianux to incorporate robust Internet and media capabilities into its consumer Linux offers.
Moblin v2 is the latest from Moblin.org, an open source community that supports the creation and distribution of Linux-based products for Intel Atom processor-based platforms, including mobile Internet devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and embedded systems. One of the new key features of Moblin v2 is an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface built for an advanced Internet experience, combining media and social networking.
Asianux is a leader in the mobile Internet device (MID) industry. Since 2006, Asianux has established itself as the OS of choice for the MID category and is used in devices throughout Asia, Europe and America. As a leading member of Asianux, Red Flag has successfully shipped Midinux 2.0 based products from Aigo, BenQ, Clarion, Gigabyte, Lenovo and SFR. These shipping MID devices cover a broad range of segments – from Information to Entertainment to Communication.
Asianux’s upcoming product, Midinux 3.0, will be fully compatible with Moblin v2 including a rich UI and a range of applications which can be customized to meet individual customer needs. In April 2009, Asianux announced its Midinux 3.0 Early Access Program for Intel’s next generation Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform. This program offers OEMs, ODMs, and ISVs an opportunity to access the Midinux 3.0 OS build, schedule and features early in the development cycle.
Moblin Version 2's experience-enhancing new features allow Asianux to integrate social networking and social media elements into the user interface. Asianux is now ready to provide a fully optimized Linux OS with features such as an easy-to-use interface, rich Internet and media applications, a complete range of basic applications, great power management, an affordable price and a detailed customization.
“Intel has been continuously contributing to Linux projects with new technologies” Dong Jia, Asianux Chairman & President, said; “Moblin v2 makes Asianux deliver more easily the best high-performance OS to our clients.”
Intel launched Moblin in June 2007 and incubated the project until April 2009 when the Linux Foundation became the host of the community. Intel continues to contribute key technologies and work with the developer community to advance the effort.
“Asianux’s support of Moblin Version 2 is a key development for the Intel® Atom™ processor-based MID market,” said Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel’s Software and Services Group and general manager of the System Software Division. “Product offerings like Midinux 3.0 based on Moblin v2 will deliver unparalleled Internet, media and social networking experiences for Intel Atom processor-based MID devices.”
Moblin Version 2 for netbooks is available for download at www.moblin.org.
The Asianux Corporation, established in December 2007, is invested by the following Asian leading Linux vendors: Red Flag Co., Ltd. (China), Miracle Linux Corporation (Japan) and HAANSOFT Inc. (Korea) as the joint venture company of the Asianux Consortium. Asianux co-development project is a unique software business project in Asia which started in December 2003 and relies on the concepts of a ‘4-CO’ business model: co-development, co-brand, co-support and co-marketing. The Asianux Consortium aims to co-develop a unified Linux platform. Its members include Red Flag, Miracle, HAANSOFT, VietSoftware (Vietnam) and WTEC (Thailand). Integrating the resourses of the 3 companies in terms of technology, workforce, finance and management, the Asianux Corporation develops, markets, and distributes a Linux Operating System, covering server and mobile devices platforms on the Asian OSS market. Asianux latest products are Asianux Server 3 for server platforms and Asianux Mobile Midinux@ 2.0 for MID platforms.
Asianux brings together the best development staff and know-how from leading enterprises from all over Asia to establish a Linux standard for the Asian market.
Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Moblin is an optimized open source Linux software stack and technology framework that delivers visually rich Internet and media experiences on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based devices including MIDs, netbooks/nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded systems. More information can be found at www.moblin.org.