Linux on Mobiles

News.com has an article by David Meyer:

Trolltech’s Eirik Chambe-Eng told delegates at the Open Source Business Conference in London that Linux is set to “make a lot of headlines going forward on embedded devices and mobile phones”.

“We believe we are just now at the beginning of a revolution,” he said on Wednesday, citing what he called the “five Cs”–complexity, control, customization, cost and community–as motivating factors for manufacturers to switch to Linux.

“Linux gives manufacturers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) complete control,” said Chambe-Eng, who also claimed that Windows Mobile and Symbian–Linux’s two great competitors in the mobile phone market–come with “agendas attached.”

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