Linux To Power 20% Mobile Phones By 2013

“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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