Nokia’s new head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, recently admitted, the vendor has bigger challenges, like regaining a leadership position in the smartphone market, to overcome right now, reports Light Reading.
Other companies that make LTE modem chips include Beceem with their BCS500 multi-mode chip. It supports both 802.16e and 802.16m, as well as the 3GPP-LTE standard, based on Release 8 specifications. Meanwhile, Sequans’ LTE development program was launched in 2009 and is backed by Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent, two of the world’s leading system vendors.
Unlike other mobile device manufacturers, Nokia is not adopting the Android platform. Instead it is going with MeeGo, a Linux-based open source mobile operating system project that merges Intel’s Moblin (running on Atom chips) and Nokia’s Maemo (running on ARM chips).
ARM chips. The impact of MeeGo remains to be seen, but with 10 Mbps mobile speeds soon to be available, new mobile applications will need faster hardware. Connected TVs are just the beginning. Imagine virtual world headsets, tightly coupled to GPUs.