After the acquisition of Qumranet in September 2008, Red Had decided to offer its SPICE remote protocol for free, under the open source GPL license.
It’s unclear if this will accelerate the development of SPICE or not: at the moment SPICE 1.0 hit the market before the second half of next year
The company plans to deliver it on non-x86 architectures and today we have the first taste: a SPICE client is now available for the N900, the first Nokia device based upon the TI OMAP3 microprocessor with the ARM Cortex-A8 core.
This may open the doors to a porting to the Apple iPad and the iPhone, both featuring an ARM-based CPU designed by Apple, manufactured by Samsung and called A4.
Thanks to Linux-KVM for the news.