The ARCHOS SDE release allows users to install alternative software platforms to the Archos G9 device. As the first alternative image available, basysKom provides the Linux based Plasma Active software ready to install. basysKom and Archos are glad to jointly offer this new flexibility. It allows advanced users and Linux developers to explore Plasma Active and other Linux systems on Archos G9.
ARCHOS G9 as Development Device
The ARCHOS G9 tablets are the most versatile tool for consumers who seek a connected life. The ARCHOS G9 range is optimized to deliver great user experiences and offers a full web experience for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications. The ARCHOS G9 tablets feature Texas Instruments ARM Cortex™ A9 based OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core processors as well as GPS, Wifi and a patented solution that lets the consumer add a standard PC 3G stick to their tablet whenever and wherever. The ARCHOS tablets are very interesting for every day use as well as a very affordable development target.
Plasma Active Images to go with Archos G9 Published
Plasma Active allows OEMs to create innovative products based on an up-to-date platform within a growing ecosystem. It is the open and secure technology stack for a smarter user experience to run on future devices and platforms. A user experience engine is the core of Plasma Active and allows to implement custom user interfaces. It can run custom applications only or run a big variety of open source touch applications as well as integrate an app store. The pre-configured default user experience includes an innovative activity based touch concept for tablets.
basysKom has chosen Mer© as reference platforms to showcase Plasma Active on Archos G9 and provides test images. Plasma Active runs on standard Linux stacks, including Linux Kernel, Qt/QML, WebKit/HTML5 and KDE’s Plasma Framework. It uses existing free Linux technology and brings it to a spectrum of devices.
Plasma Active is an open source project. It was co-founded by Eva Brucherseifer, managing director of basysKom GmbH, and is providing the Linux platform and system integration for Plasma Active to run on.
In order to install Plasma Active on the ARCHOS G9, install the SDE first. Then download the Plasma Active images from the Download Center and follow the instructions to install.
Professional Services for SDE and Plasma Active
basysKom is offering consultancy, customization and productization services for Android, WebKit and Plasma Active. This includes development of custom applications and solutions for Archos devices.
Archos, pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specializing in Android tablets, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers Android Tablets, Tablet PCs and MP3/MP4 players. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. Then in 2003 ARCHOS introduced the first portable multimedia players with TV recording. In 2006 Wi-Fi is implemented and then touch screens in 2007. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment B of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com
basysKom is service provider for outsourced R&D for Embedded Linux Systems based on Android, WebKit or Qt. We provide the services and competencies as well as ready building blocks and consulting to create new innovative platforms, enriched with M2M and cloud services. Our experience in working with large scale international entities and heterogeneous teams make basysKom a specialist in removing product development roadblocks and building leading innovative systems. basysKom combines German Engineering and innovation with professionally made open source and a long history in working with both upstream communities and fully closed projects. basysKom has offices in Darmstadt and Nuremberg, Germany. Website: www.basyskom.com