Mobile Linux to Challenge Symbian and Windows

Dr. Dobb’s has an article about the new consortium that is working on a mobile Linux operating system for wireless devices. The new consortium faces several challenges, including governance and sharing intellectual property rights, since many of the consortium’s members are direct competitors. It may also take three to five years to actually deliver devices based on Linux. The group includes NTT DoCoMo, NEC, Motorola, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone. Currently, Symbian is the top operating system for smart phones, followed by Windows.