Is Mobile Linux a Victim of Misconception?

by Stuart Carlaw

Linux operating systems for mobile devices represent a utopian ideal: a multitude of independent individuals, companies, and organizations working towards a common specification. Undoubtedly, mobile Linux offers profound advantages for many in the mobile industry, from flexibility in design rights to lower cost, as well as the ability for carriers to drive smart OS capabilities down into lower-tier devices, thus driving ARPUs. However, a number of widespread conceptions have plagued the idea of Linux in mobile devices. Are these conceptions valid – or are they in fact misconceptions?

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