Symbian: Mobile Linux threat 'shrinking'

Symbian: Mobile Linux threat 'shrinking'

Summary: Still at the Symbian Smartphone Show...Earlier this year a Symbian exec told ZDNet.

TOPICS: Telcos

Still at the Symbian Smartphone Show...

Earlier this year a Symbian exec told that mobile Linux was "fragmentation city" and therefore not much of a threat. So, does Nigel Clifford, Symbian's CEO, still think this is true?

"We see Linux in the devices we compete for shrinking quarter by quarter," he said to astonished murmurs at a press conference a moment ago. "I agree there is fragmentation. We do offer that quality assured one stop shop for people to take a battle-hardened OS..." (etc etc).

He's right about the fragmentation, to some extent, but companies like ARM - which does a lot of work with Symbian too - are doing their damnedest to prove him wrong...

Topic: Telcos

David Meyer

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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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