The Register: Java to Dominate Consumer Electronics?
Apr 23, 2004, 00:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Java and Linux could dominate consumer electronics, but to do
so, Java needs to be less fragmented and highly resource efficient,
making it suitable at last for the mass market.
"As the phone, PC and media center converge around the same
architectures, companies from all three sectors are adapting their
technologies to span the others. Microsoft is seeking to do this
with Windows Mobile and real time CE, and Nokia has its phone-based
home entertainment devices. Two platforms, however, already
straddle these three worlds - Java and Linux. These could form a
powerful combination to dominate the consumer space, rendering the
mobile operating wars irrelevant outside the enterprise