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NewsForge: Does Mobile Linux Really Have Legs?

Dec 22, 2005, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"There is little disagreement about the opportunities for Linux on mobile phones, but it will take some work to give Linux its legs. While Linux today is one player among the many operating systems in the mobile handset market, finding its stride will be a matter of operating system enhancements, the formation of standards by the Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS), and use of the open source platform by a major manufacturer with a winning product, analysts said.

"Yankee Group senior analyst John Jackson said Linux already commands the attention of the mobile handset industry, with platforms such as Monta Vista's mobile Linux operating system shipping on more than eight million phones in the last two years..."

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