Social Networking Internet Tablet

Social Networking Internet Tablet

  • Social Networking Internet Tablet
    ART/048CP
    20080801 - 20090731
    6927

    Dr Shen-chang Chao
    1. Social Networking Internet Tablet Reference Design • CPU: Marvell PXA310 • Major peripherals: Wi-Fi interface, 4.1" < LCD size < 6.5", SDHC interface • Open source Linux OS: Maemo or Google Android • Core technology modules : including Internet Service Kit, Mobile P2P Platform, Resource Management & Internet Multimedia CODEC 2. Enhanced Internet Service Kit to enhanced Mobile Web 2.0 experience • Internet Service Kit : protocol stack support for Facebook & MSN • Internet Multimedia : Adobe Flash support • Resource management: CPU management to maximize the multi-tasking capability of the device, application based Intelligent load balancing technology to enhance Power Management 3. Mobile P2P Platform to enable the fast expansion of social network plus the fast information exchanging among peers • Service Peering Gateway technology on mobile to bridge the users of different social networks instantly • HP OTG technology to make use of the home PC as the home media centre for content sharing (both the stationary peer software & mobile peer software)

    This project, Social Networking Internet Tablet, aims to provide an open mobile Internet device platform to facilitate the upcoming transition from Web 2.0 to Mobile Web 2.0 on the mobile/portable devices equipped with broadband wireless Internet access capability. The initial application focuses on social networking. The major problems and challenges during the transition mainly rest with providing a good user experience on the mobile device as well as satisfying the new user requirements (e.g., staying online with buddies anywhere and anytime with expanded social circles right away), similar PC web experiences. The following technologies and platform will be developed for this project. • Open embedded Linux OS (Maemo or Android) as the common platform*, • Internet multimedia CODEC for downloading and playing without extra transcoding effort, • Modularized popular Internet services into the Internet Service Kit to enable the Web 2.0 applications on mobile. Customizable Mobile Web 2.0 client can be built upon this service kit to align to the mobile device own limitations, e.g., limited LCD size, • Modularized resource management functions into the platform to provide central management of the limited resources (e.g. CPU horse-power, power consumption, etc.) to bring similar PC experience to the mobile user, and • Mobile P2P technologies to enhance the social networking and content sharing capabilities. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * At the writing of the project, Google Android source code is not open yet while Maemo is mature enough. Therefore, Maemo is the likely to be used as the embedded Linux OS for this project while Android will be ported to PXA310 for demo purpose because it cannot be optimized.