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Open Source hits the open road

Feb 25, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Business 2.0 notes that Linux is increasingly being used as an embedded operating system to run mobile phones and PDAs . . .

“. . . But Linux-powered mobile devices will face stiff competition in an already crowded market. According to research firm IDC, one out of every two high-end mobile phones currently in use runs the Symbian operating system, which was developed by a consortium that includes Motorola, Nokia (NOK), and Sony Ericsson . . . “

“After Symbian, Microsoft's operating system is the next most popular, claiming about 27 percent of the market for high-end phones, followed by PalmSource, with around 10 percent. For Linux to compete, it needs to offer the same level of diversity as Symbian — different versions for different users . . .”

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