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NEAsia: NEC Announces Use of Linux as Mobile Phone Operating System

May 21, 2003, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tomonori Shindo)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"NEC Corp said it aims to introduce Linux as an operation system in its third-generation (3G) mobile phone handsets.

"Akira Yoshimoto, NEC's assistant general manager at a mobile terminal business unit, said the company's mobile phone handsets will adopt the Linux OS developed by MontaVista Software Inc of the United States, which is a leading company for embedded Linux. This is the first time that NEC disclosed that it is working on Linux for a mobile phone OS of its own, although it has been rumored that it may introduce Linux..."

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