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Motorola Ships a U.S. Linux Mobile Phone

Aug 07, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"It's finally happened. Motorola last month quietly shipped its first Linux-based mobile phone 'bound for North America,' in its words. Additionally, the world's third-largest handset vendor (Mot was passed up by Samsung this year) is offering new 'MotoMAGX' tools supporting native Linux third-party apps.

"Motorola was among the first large handset vendors to embrace embedded Linux, and has since sold 9 million Linux-based handsets globally, it claims. To date, no Linux-based Motorola phones have seen widespread distribution in the U.S., however, as far as we know..."

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