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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The best you might be able to hope for is that your apps will run across a single handset makers phones.

There are already examples of Java aps running on multiple handset maker's phones on multiple networks.

I don't know what your definition of "anytime soon" is, but the industry is inexorably moving towards standarization for feature phones and smartphones.

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