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New report examines Android, Linux

Mar 10, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

British research group Visiongain says it has released a report on Android, the Google-backed Open Handset Alliance's (OHA) Linux- and Java-based mobile phone specification. The report appears to include lots of background on Linux and the market for embedded Linux OSes, tools, and services.

Entitled “Google's Android and Mobile Linux Report 2008,” the Visiongain report promises to inform readers how Google will modify its business models in the desktop web market to adapt to Android's mobile realm, and how it plans to “liberate” mobile content and applications. The report also claims to explore the business strategy of Google's key Android manufacturing partner, Qualcomm.

The report includes primary research, tables, graphs, charts, news, and insights, says The published table of contents includes sections on Google, the OHA, the LiMo Foundation, and the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum, as well as the mobile phone market in general. Other sections provide background on Linux and Linux-based products, with chapters on specific Linux-based mobile phone development software such as MontaVista Mobilinux, Trolltech Qtopia, and OpenMoko.

The following are a few of the many chapters devoted specifically to Android:

  • Android Runtime: The Dalvik Virtual Machine
  • Integrated WebKit Browser
  • Insufficient Guidance for Android UI Development
  • Android Mapping GUI
  • Satellite Image on Android
  • PacketVideo Media Formats and Protocols
  • Open Standards versus Operator Lockdown
  • Android: Overcoming the Open-Source Security Risk?
  • Potential Conflicts within the OHA


The Visiongain report, “Google's Android and Mobile Linux Report 2008 – A Google-led Initiative to Reshape the Mobile Market Environment,” is said to be available now for a price of $2,155 at

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