Android's adversaries analysed - or are they?

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| But the mobile Linux Development movement is much larger and more complex
| than MontaVista - a Linux software company. There are at least two bodies,
| each with an impressive array of industry heavyweight members - that are
| backing open Linux-based mobile platforms, plus four such platforms within
| the aforementioned Japanese wireless ecosystem.
| And the stakes are very high. As I reported on iTWire in August 2007 , Linux
| is being tipped as the fastest growing smartphone OS over the next five years
| and set to account for 31 percent of all smartphones on the market by 2012.
| So here is a quick overview of who's who in this market.

Funambol to Discuss the Role of Open Source in Mobile at Mobile Monday Silicon


Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco: Linux Is Mobile's Future

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| LinuxInsider met with Capobianco to discuss his view on the role of open
| source in creating Mobile 2.0 as a voice and data carrier parallel to the
| Internet. The meeting occurred in the wake of Google's announcement earlier
| this month that it was negotiating with wireless carriers, handset makers,
| software developers and hardware providers to use an open source mobile
| platform, Android.

Google releases Android SDK

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| Google has released an SDK (software development kit) that programmers can
| use to create cell-phone applications for the company’s Android mobile
| platform. ¬*