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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..."

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