Mobile OSes

The New York Times writes that there is a problem of plenty:

There are too many operating systems already and more are coming on stream, making things complicated for smaller software companies, said Tony Cripps, a senior analyst with the telecommunications consulting firm Ovum in London.

Mobile phone carriers are watching with more than passing interest because the new applications they are counting on to increase revenue and profit may make it to only a limited number of phones as software developers struggle to keep up with the different operating systems.

Having multiple systems is also time-consuming and costly for the carriers, which must configure the phones they sell.

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Rajesh Jain

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