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9th RTL Workshop: Linux as a handheld OS in Lenovo

Nov 20, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

In the near future, smartphones will become good enough for most PC users' usual purposes and any device can be connected to Internet. Finally PC and smartphone will converge as the next generation handheld device, which will be always best connected. Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux, RIM, MacOS are the top 5 OSes, which compete in this fast-growing market segment. 20 million Linux-based mobile handsets have shipped over the last two years, and at least 2 groups including LiPS and LiMo began to standardize mobile Linux. One year ago, a software team in Lenovo began to use Linux as OS to build the prototype for the next generation handheld device, it is proved to be a difficult but valuable task. The team has learned a lot about how to build a complex product based on open source software and proprietary 3rd party software…

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