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Linux To Power 20% Mobile Phones By 2013

Apr 22, 2008, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Sweeney)

"It's not a forecast that will leave Symbian and Windows Mobile supporters quaking in their boots, but ABI Research is predicting that about 20% of middle and high-end mobile handsets will be running some form of the Linux operating system by 2013.

"The consultancy pointed to a series of market dynamics that led it to this conclusion: growing momentum behind the Linux Mobile Foundation, founded by Motorola, Samsung, and Vodafone and others more than a year ago; Google's emerging Android initiative; and Nokia's support for its tablet-based Maemo OS and its acquisition of Linux app Trolltech..."

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