Initiative aims to put Linux on handsets

Open Source Development Labs is working on an initiative to address demand for Linux on mobile devices.

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Open Source Development Labs is working on an initiative to address demand for Linux on mobile devices.

The Mobile Linux Initiative aims to offer Linux as a viable alternative to mobile operating systems such as Symbian and Windows Mobile 5.0.

Open Source Development Labs said handset manufacturers were increasingly turning to Linux as a strategic platform to deliver more capable mobile devices, increase flexibility, speed time-to-market and lower costs.

"Linux has enormous potential in the mobile space as it is well placed to meet growing demand for handsets that deliver both flexibility and advanced features," said Gary Barnett, research director at analyst firm Ovum.

Open Source Development Labs chief executive Stuart Cohen said, "Linux gives mobile device manufacturers a powerful platform and unmatched interoperability to deliver new capabilities in advanced handsets."

The initiative offers a forum for device manufacturers, network operators and developers to focus specifically on Linux and open source applications, he added.

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