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TI extends support for Open Handset Alliance

Posted: 27 Oct 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Bluetooth  wireless LAN  software drivers  Android platform 

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has announced that its Bluetooth and wireless LAN (WLAN) technology software drivers are available for use in the Open Handset Alliance's Android platform. Open access to these technologies simplifies the design process for handset manufacturers and software developers, providing the resources to architect cutting-edge Android-based devices.

TI announced support for the Android platform earlier this year with its OMAP 3 applications processors, and is now providing the critical connectivity elements for its BlueLink Bluetooth and WiLink WLAN technologies. Pre-integrating the codes into the Android platform gives developers and handset manufacturers a comprehensive set of tools that simplify the innovation process and reduce time to market. Additionally, TI leverages the Apache and BSD-style licenses in support of the Android platform. With these licences, a broader number of companies will be able to adopt the Android platform and build on top of it without having to expose proprietary technologies. The flexibility offered with these licences simplifies the development of consumer devices and encourages further adoption of open source software.

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