"BOSTON -- Linux is broadly available on mobile devices, but
competing implementations could lead to problems down the road for
developers and confusion for customers, according to a Qualcomm
""There is some fragmentation and that's a challenge. There is
no mobile equivalent of x86," said Rob Chandhok, president of the
Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), a division of chip and mobile
phone technology provider Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). "There is a
plethora of different configurations for different handsets.
"Chandhok remarks came during a keynote here at the LinuxCon
conference this week, where he also announced Qualcomm has joined
the Linux Foundation. He added that Qualcomm's business is not
about championing one particular operating mobile Linux environment
over any other but, like other developers, the company faces the
challenge of having to develop optimizations for Android, MeeGo and
LiMO mobile Linux implementations."