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Mobile Devices - Linux Enabled vs Duct-Tape Enabled

Posted on 7.13.2010

While Steve Jobs is busy this morning patching all the iPhone 4's with Duct Tape, ABI Research is reporting that Linux-enabled mobile devices (led by Google's Android and upcoming Chrome OS) will comprise 62% of the operating systems shopping in all (non-smartphone) mobile devices by 2015.

The number of Linux-oriented initiatives recently seen in the mobile industry indicates that Linux will be a key technology in the next generation of netbooks, media tablets, and other mobile devices,” says senior analyst Victoria Fodale.

ABI's study “Linux for Mobile Devices” examined the key market issues in the Linux ecosystem, as well as the technology drivers within the mobile device segment. The research report highlights the strengths and weakness of each mobile Linux platform including architecture, development, applications, and governance models. Detailed regional forecasts of shipments by each Linux-enabled platform are included.

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