ABOUT OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: This is an approach to software in which the actual code of the computer program is made public and copyright restrictions are severely relaxed or eliminated. The hope is that this allows users to freely obtain software and customize it as they wish, improving and personalizing features for their own use and the use of others.
MAKING PHONES SMARTER: "Smartphones" acquired that name because they are a single device that can take care of all your handheld computing and communications needs in a single small package, integrating digital photography, cellular communication, calendars and address books, GPS navigation, email, and even play music or games. The biggest advantage is that smartphones allow users to install, configure and run their favorite applications, creating individual, tailor-made services. In contrast, most standard cell-phone software offers only limited configurations for personalizing the device.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.-USA contributed to the information contained in the TV portion of this report.