According to the report, “Linux Ecosystem to Drive the Cell Phone Industry,” from the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, Linux-based Smart mobile phones are set for strong growth over the next few years.
“Linux has begun to open doors for handset manufacturers, developers and mobile operators. Strategy Analytics predicts that the development of a single standard will eventually position Linux to shape the mobile industry, expanding its global ecosystem of developers,” says Mehar Zulfikar, Analyst, Handset Component Technologies. She adds, “Linux will provide opportunities for mobile operators to influence the handset market by giving them significant control on development.”
Stuart Robinson, Director, Handset Component Technologies adds, “Although Linux may be in future, Symbian and Microsoft currently maintain the edge over Linux. The vision of a single standard Linux OS is still a long way off.”
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