LinuxDevices: Linux OS Gathers Momentum, with Asia Shaping Up as Key Market
Aug 18, 2003, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Handset and PDA manufacturers and mobile applications and
infrastructure vendors are all adding support for Linux, but the
real driver for Linux is Java.
"Motorola and Sharp are the most active players among the
manufacturers showing more than a passing interest in Linux.
Motorola is developing the A760 handset based on MontaVista
Software's Linux Professional Edition 3.0 OS, running a Java
application development environment. The A760, a multimedia device
with PDA functionality, will be rolled out by the end of this year,
initially with mobile operators in China, says Mala Chandra,
Motorola PCS' director of software solutions.
"Chandra told MM that there is strong government support in
China for Linux and that the operators have expressed interest in
hearing about Motorola's Linux+Java strategy..."