Thursday, June 15, 2006

Is that a Penguin in your pocket?

In another boost for the Open Source software movement, Motorola, Samsung, and Vodafone have just announced that they are jointly developing a Linux based OS for their cell phones. This is an attempt to counter the dominance of Microsoft & Symbian who have dominated the market with their operating systems.

"The alliance will focus on the development of a common specification that will open the operating system to more independent developers, a move that could jump-start the disappointing mobile data market."

I think this is a good move as it will allow more developers to develop new and unique applications that push the capabilities of these cell phone without having to worry about working within the framework setup by big bullies like M$.

Read all about it here.

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