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iTWire: Linux the Rising Star of the Mobile OS Market

Jul 18, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Corner)

"Linux is being tipped to play a significant role as the operating system of choice for mobile handsets, taking market share from the likes of Microsoft, Palm and Symbian. According to IMS Research, a research firm based in Austin, Texas, the use of Linux as a mobile operating system has been growing steadily and an increasing number of companies are announcing plans to develop Linux platforms.

"IMS contends that Linux is uniquely positioned for both smartphone and 'feature phones', in sharp contrast to Symbian, Windows Mobile and Palm which, it says have all concentrated on the smartphone segment..."

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