"The impending release of the Google phone and Motorola's first
Linux-based Razr2 device in the U.S. will catapult open source's
status in the mobile market.
"In spite of efforts from numerous Linux organizations and
specialty startups, proprietary platforms from RIM, Microsoft,
Nokia and Palm have dominated the mobile device and smartphone
market for years. And though the debut of Apple's iPhone (and its
Unix-like footprint) this year has unleashed a frenzy of excitement
among developers, it is a closed environment--notwithstanding
Apple's official SDK planned for February..."