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Qualcomm Pushes For Less Linux Fragmentation

Aug 11, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"BOSTON -- Linux is broadly available on mobile devices, but competing implementations could lead to problems down the road for developers and confusion for customers, according to a Qualcomm executive.

""There is some fragmentation and that's a challenge. There is no mobile equivalent of x86," said Rob Chandhok, president of the Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), a division of chip and mobile phone technology provider Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). "There is a plethora of different configurations for different handsets.

"Chandhok remarks came during a keynote here at the LinuxCon conference this week, where he also announced Qualcomm has joined the Linux Foundation. He added that Qualcomm's business is not about championing one particular operating mobile Linux environment over any other but, like other developers, the company faces the challenge of having to develop optimizations for Android, MeeGo and LiMO mobile Linux implementations."

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