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Linux Phone Stack Vendor Wins Big in Japan

Dec 12, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Access has announced a potentially enormous win in Japan for its Linux-based software stack for phones and other mobile devices. The deal could see the Access Linux Platform (ALP) serving as a common OS platform for NEC, Panasonic, and Esteemo phones sold by NTT DoCoMo and other mobile carriers.

"As background, Japan's top mobile provider DoCoMo announced in 2003 that it would adopt Linux as the OS for its 3G mobile phones. It had fallen behind competitor KDDI in the 3G market, and felt that standardizing on a single OS might help it catch up..."

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