[News] Open Mobile Alliance Established to Promote Linux Phones; Motorola Pressured to Support Desktop Linux

Open Mobile Alliance to Support Mobile Linux Handsets

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| The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum says has established a formal liaison 
| and framework for cooperation between the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and 
| LiPS. In particular, LiPS delivers specifications and standards for services 
| and user applications on Linux-based telephony platforms, and OMA develops 
| open specifications for mobile content and services.    


Press release:

Linux Phone Standards Forum and Open Mobile Alliance Create Standardization


Motorola leaves Linux users in the lurch with its Linux smartphone

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| When Motorola released its smartphone running linux, I thought that it was a 
| great match for my requirements. I later found that the synch. options were 
| Microsoft only, so I contacted Motorola...  



Motorola sees Linux as its mobile mainstay

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| Cell phones traditionally have used proprietary operating systems, fragmented 
| even among one manufacturer's products. Motorola and other vendors have also 
| opened up phone platforms through the Java and BREW software environments. 
| Linux will help to further expand the community of developers for software, 
| which is becoming an increasingly important part of mobile phones, said 
| Christy Wyatt, vice president of ecosystem and market development at 
| Motorola. The company has shipped about 9 million Linux handsets in the past 
| four years and is now extending the OS down from smartphones to midrange 
| handsets such as the Razr2.        


Motorola ships a U.S. Linux mobile phone

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| It's finally happened. Motorola last month quietly shipped its first 
| Linux-based mobile phone "bound for North America," in its words. 
| Additionally, the world's third-largest handset vendor (Mot was passed up by 
| Samsung this year) is offering new "MotoMAGX" tools supporting native Linux 
| third-party apps.     


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| "Linux will take a significant--I'm not allowed to say 'dominant'--market
| share of mobile phone operating systems," she predicted. Motorola expects
| 60% of its phones will use a version of embedded Linux "in a short 
| time," Wyatt said.

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