Operators, vendors push for Linux on mobile devices

Several handset vendors and international operators said they plan to form an alliance to develop and support a global version of Linux for mobile devices by the end of 2007. Samsung, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, NEC, Panasonic, and Vodafone said they were creating an independent, not-for-profit group to take on the effort and share the costs. Current Linux initiatives for handsets haven't been uniform, resulting in varying ways to develop and support manufacturers and application developers. Linux on mobiles has been touted as a way to reduce costs for manufacturers, create an open and stable platform for developers and bypass reliance on OS providers like Microsoft. The group wants to create technical requirements for the OS architecture and APIs. What impact will this have on the likes of Symbian?

To read more about the moves to put Linux on mobile phones:
- check out report from newsfactor.com

Sponsored by ADI

What if we were never truly alone? Our next-gen communications technology can help people in even the most remote places stay connected.

What if there were no ocean, desert, mountain or event that could ever keep us from telling our stories, sharing discoveries or asking for help? ADI’s next-gen communications technology could keep all of us connected.

Suggested Articles

AT&T has shifted its Cricket prepaid brand to a 100% authorized retailer model, according to Wave7 Research.

The FCC decided to extend the timeline for responding to Huawei's application for review until December 11.

All operators are trying to understand the intersection between their networks and hyperscale networks. But who gets the lion's share of the revenue?