Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cell phones and BSD

Xin LI pointed me at BSDroid, a project which aims to provide native binaries for tools and make it possible to develop Android applications on FreeBSD. This reminded me of the underreported fact that the Android software for the G1 phone uses various bits of NetBSD and OpenBSD userland, and of course the iPhone 3g includes elements of the BSD subsystem. You can even get a terminal app for the Android. What other phones have significant BSD software in them?

1 comment:

Andrew said...

My Neo Freerunner has a tendency to boot FreeBSD to single user mode. However it stops functioning as a phone while in that state.