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Internet & Networking "[VMWare's] latest creation is a tool called Horizon Mobile, and it too is meant for big businesses. The idea is that employees can use a phone's native operating system for personal tasks, but then switch over to a virtual machine that runs a separate OS for business tasks."
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Comment by henderson101
by henderson101 on Tue 6th Mar 2012 00:49 UTC
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

This sounds a lot like a solution in search of a problem.

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RE: Comment by henderson101
by galvanash on Tue 6th Mar 2012 01:03 in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

More like a train wreck in search of trains.. I can't fathom who the market for this is. Maybe bitter IT departments wanting to inflict pain on their BYOD users? Who knows...

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RE[2]: Comment by henderson101
by leech on Tue 6th Mar 2012 01:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by henderson101"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

There were demos of Vmware Mobile running on the Nokia N900, but it was sadly never released.

I don't know, having a fully portable Virtualized environment could seriously rule...

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RE[2]: Comment by henderson101
by jakesdad on Tue 6th Mar 2012 12:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by henderson101"
jakesdad Member since:
2005-12-28

Actually this makes it easier for users to BYOD. Due to regulatory compliance on numerous fronts IT departments need to be able to strip access to email and remote systems as fast as possible. Being able to wipe a virtual image is far better than wiping an entire phone.

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polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

This comment couldn't be more ignorant. If you've ever actually worked for a publicly traded company that must follow Sarbanes, you'd know why BYOD can be challenging to deal with, and why technologies talked about in the article can be promising.

It's not about IT "inflicting pain", so don't be so dramatic. I think you watch a little too much Saturday Night Live.

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RE: Comment by henderson101
by Elv13 on Tue 6th Mar 2012 02:56 in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

As a dev, I would like to have Android 2.2, 2.3, 4.0, MeeGo/Tizen, B2G and WebOS on a single device without rebooting.

It could also abstract the hardware to the point where it is trivial to make custom ROMs, not like the insane amount of effort of projects like CM.

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