Looks like, Google is becoming Micro$oft and trying to dump bloated (Android) code and framework to the consumers and community for testing. No doubt, the Android has introduced convergence and standardization for wild embedded Linux market but it has introduced layers of abstraction and instability!! I personally believe that core Linux kernel with minimal GNU userland with QT can provide much better results ( Oh! Though Android’s Dalvik VM is elegant in design, I dislike layers of abstraction and instability ….. there are at least 3 layers of abstraction to reach core Linux Wireless stack from Android’s elegant but bloated Java framework). Most surprising is, the corporate world is singing the tune of Android without knowing what it is. Where are the engineers, innovators and impartial open source geeks ?

I personally believe that QT is light years ahead of Android’s bloated abstraction and framework !! Google is becoming Micro$oft with their perpetual beta products.

Sources

May 27, 2009

We have started to release tons of source codes to the community. Am I taking the right decision? Time will tell …..

http://labs.embinux.org/git/

I have started to use a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop (added 2GB of RAM module and 350GB SATA HDD) for my work. The best part of the deal was, it came with FreeDos ( no Micro$oft tax ) and I have loaded my respin of Kubuntu 9.04. Though most of the peripherals work out-of-box, sometimes the keyboard and trackpad get freezed. To get rid of this problem, I had to add “i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop” to the kernel command-line. It has got good battery life also. In an average, it works for 4 hours without charging.

vostro1510_battery_stat

Hmmm …. I have started to like Dell laptops more … compared to my HP laptops!!