LinuxElectrons: 203 Million Mobile Phones Will Use Linux Operating Systems by 2012
Apr 04, 2007, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])
"The Linux community is assaulting the mobile phone environment
with a two-pronged attack that focuses on commercial operating
system solutions and real-time operating system (RTOS) replacement.
In a new study, ABI Research forecasts that by 2012, more than 127
million devices will be enabled with a commercial Linux OS, up from
8.1 million in 2007. Additionally, device shipments that
incorporate Linux as an RTOS replacement are set to grow to more
than 76 million units in 2012, up from nearly zero in 2007.
"'Linux in the cellular phone is not a question of 'if,' but
'when,'' says research director Stuart Carlaw..."