OSX Embedded

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Queso, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    So, whilst out walking the dog an idea hit me. The reason why the iPhone is at MacWorld is OSX just became an embedded OS. As such, we should forget about the deal with Cingular for this one device and start expecting deals with Boeing for in-flight entertainment systems, BMW for in-car consoles, etc.

    If OSX Embedded is the reality behind the keynote, this thing truly is huge. Enough to seriously worry a lot of competitors anyway.
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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  3. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    Yes, but I'd advise plenty of RAM :)

    And I don't mean lamb chops
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I sort of think that this is just marketing. Let's glorify the iPod interface with a PSP style browser and widgets! If this ran on Darwin, I may think differently about it. That said, I love whatever this is. It's certainly not OS X, but it's really, really awesome!
     
  5. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    There is no reason why this wouldn't run on Darwin. The kernel might be stripped down a bit, but I wouldn't be surprised if the environment was very similar to Darwin, with a different UI Server on top.

    Realize that Windows Mobile runs a variant of the NT kernel underneath, and shares a lot of heritage with late 90s Win32.
     
  6. iWhale macrumors newbie

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    A new newton might be in the works maybe? or maybe Palm inc might make use of it considering PalmOS has been ver 5 since 2002.
     
  7. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm suprised that there was no mention of handwriting recognition. The Newton was ahead of it's time


    Beat up Martin...=<newton>=...Eat me Martha
    Sorry, Simpson's reference
     
  8. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    This is the Newton reborn. The iPhone doesn't seem to lack any of the Newton's features and the bonus of course is the lack of a stylus.
     
  9. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering if the next iteration of the iPod will be using this interface, and basically be the iPhone but without the cell phone/camera stuff, and replace it with a high capacity drive.

    I would actually be surprised if they didn't do this.

    EDIT:

    Using Darwin and having a stable API might also make it easier, and more attractive for game makers to make games for iPods...right now it seems like a bit of a stop-gap.
     
  10. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

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    He was close! It was the iPod Touch! (notice I didn't say iTouch)
     
  11. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Nice, a 4 year old bump.
     
  12. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I try!
     

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