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Google Phone, Motorola Razr2 will Finally Catapult Role of Open Source, Linux in Mobile Market

Oct 31, 2007, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"The impending release of the Google phone and Motorola's first Linux-based Razr2 device in the U.S. will catapult open source's status in the mobile market.

"In spite of efforts from numerous Linux organizations and specialty startups, proprietary platforms from RIM, Microsoft, Nokia and Palm have dominated the mobile device and smartphone market for years. And though the debut of Apple's iPhone (and its Unix-like footprint) this year has unleashed a frenzy of excitement among developers, it is a closed environment--notwithstanding Apple's official SDK planned for February..."

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