The work within the convergent terminals and applications research theme, within BT's Research and Venturing organisation, investigates the emerging trends in the entire device ecosystem - including components, hardware and software issues for future mobile devices, as enablers for future service offerings. It is evident that lower-layer hardware and protocols are being standardised, with the intelligence for new devices increasingly being supported by a high-level operating system, such as Symbian and Microsoft. This paper describes the emergence of Linux as a third option for a mobile handset OS, reviews the status quo for Linux in this currently dynamic and changing industry segment, and describes BT's activities to address this emerging and potentially disruptive technology.
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Linux, Microsoft, Mobile handset OS, Symbian
|Publisher:||Kluwer Academic Publishers-Consultants Bureau|
|Keywords:||Linux, Microsoft, Mobile handset OS, Symbian|