"It's only been about two years since Linux started becoming a
significant factor in mobile phones, an arena that has been
dominated by Symbian, Microsoft, and proprietary operating systems.
With the burgeoning complexity of mobile phones, feature phones,
and smart phones--plus increasing time-to-market pressures--there's
a clear movement toward off-the-shelf, third-party operating
systems based on industry standards, and Linux figures to be a
major beneficiary of that trend.
"How rosy is the mobile communications picture for Linux? Early
indications in just the first two months of this year are that it
will be very positive indeed..."