Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:33 UTC
Linux Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.
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Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

Real world visibility : GNU/linux mobile phone market exist and is improving , more and more and more and more new devices and software solutions and serive providers are coming and will be made.

GNU/Linux is not driven by hype , its funny how charactherized and boxed , some people try to explain to themself the GNU/Linux industries and market , GNU/Linux thrive on progress and evolution , GNU/Linux is like the Mark Cuban , Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein of this world , those are people who became genius and top experts in there respective field by trial and errors and learning from there mistakes , and listening to others needs and whants , coming from the very bottom and reaching the top , The mobile market phone worldwide is not plagued by Microsoft blockade that GNU/Linux suffer on the PC desktop market , hence GNU/Linux is accounted for in the sales category and is not an after market unaccounted division.

Mobile phone companies join forces on Linux :

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Major_cell_phone_companies_working_on_L...

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-6083883.html

News flash: Wireless major leaguers working on cellphone Linux

http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/2006/06/news_flash_wireless_major_...

http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/2006/06/details_docomo_et_al_to_la...

An international palace revolt headed by Motorola, Samsung, and Vodafone could overthrow Symbian, Nokia, and Microsoft :

http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=17253&hed=Linux+Attempts+C...

Nov. 14, 2005 :

Consortium tackles Linux mobile phone standards

http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS6030689030.html

LiPS plans to start by creating a profile for low-end phones, before working up to profiles for higher-end phones with a greater number of attached peripherals. Gien stated, "We're starting with low-end phones, asking, 'What is the set of minimum functions for the Linux kernel to go into a phone?' "

He adds, "It'll be an incremental process. We will try to define a set of profiles that can represent a class of phones. We are trying to minimize the number of profiles, and group the set of functions so they can go into each category."

Founding members of LiPS include: ARM Ltd., Cellon, Esmertec, France Telecom/Orange, FSMLabs, Huawei, Jaluna, MIZI Research, MontaVista, Open Plug, and PalmSource. Additionally, membership is growing "on a day-to-day basis," according to Ostrem.

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