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Business Users and the Coming Mobile OS Battles

Jul 11, 2008, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

"I just came across an interesting analysis of the competitive landscape for mobile operating systems from Andreas Constantinou, a technical researcher with a Ph.D. in compression algorithms. Constantinou heads up Vision Mobile, a market analysis firm focused on the wireless sector. Among other things, he predicts that Microsoft may open source much of Windows Mobile, in response to challenges from an open source Symbian OS, Google's Linux-based Android platform, and the LiMo platform. Is this likely?

"According to Constantinou: "The Symbian Foundation platform will be backwards compatible with Symbian OS 9, S60 3rd Edition..."

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