TITLE

CHINESE MOBILE-PHONE VENDORS VACILLATE ON OPERATING-SYSTEM STRATEGIES

AUTHOR(S)
Zhou Xin
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
EDN;11/9/2006, Vol. 51 Issue 23, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the problems facing mobile-phone vendors in China regarding the selection of an operating system platform. These vendors want to effectively develop next-generation smart mobile phones with proprietary intellectual property, but they have not yet selected among Symbian, Windows Mobile and Linux. Mobile phone giant Nokia has been an advocate of Symbian. Also, Microsoft has reached an agreement with Symbian to open synchronous software functions, which dramatically improves the interoperability between Symbian and PC systems. On the other hand, European vendors perceived the Linux kernel as a good match for mobile-phone designs for the Chinese market.
ACCESSION #
23155564

 

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