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The new era of mobile Linux ubiquity

Feb 23, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

This whitepaper by OSDL Analyst/Strategist Bill Weinberg examines the growing role of Linux and open source software in the device industry, with a particular emphasis on mobile phones. It examines Linux's rise to prominence, obstacles to even wider adoption, and efforts underway to make Linux even more ubiquitous.

Article highlights include:

  • Market research on Linux adoption rates and volume shipments, compared to other mobile OSes
  • Factors informing embedded Linux's success
  • Remaining obstacles to wider adoption
  • Efforts by standards bodies and industry groups, such as CELF, LiPS, and the OSDL's MLI (which Weinberg advises) to further improve the Linux value proposition for mobile phone vendors and operators, and other embedded OS users

Read the complete whitepaper here:

The new era of mobile Linux ubiquity

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