As a Motorola handset team based in China has proven, Linux still has quite a bit of zest and value to offer when it comes to pushing innovation into the marketplace. The mobile team grabbed the system in an effort to provide unique functionality to its Asian market product (the ability to read and write Chinese characters). While there are still some reservations about the OS' stability, no one can argue that it is proving itself successful in the marketplace. In fact, Linux's success has Motorola considering revamping the majority of its handsets with the open-source technology.
For more on Linux's mobile success:
- read this article at BusinessWeek