Mobile Linux

The number of recent Linux-oriented initiatives in the mobile industry demonstrates that Linux will be a key technology in the next generation of mobile devices. Led by adoption of Google’s Android, the growth of Linux-enabled smartphones will outpace the growth of total smartphones, and they will comprise 33% of the market by 2015.This study examines the key market issues in the Linux ecosystem, as well as the technology drivers within the mobile device segment. It highlights the strengths and weakness of each mobile Linux platform, including architecture, development , applications, and governance models. Detailed regional forecasts of shipments by each Linux-enabled platform are included.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Overview
    • 1.2. Market Drivers
  • 2. Market Issues
    • 2.1. Linux Overview
      • 2.1.1. Computing Linux versus Mobile Linux
      • 2.1.2. Commercial Linux versus Open Source Linux
    • 2.2. Open Source Licensing
    • 2.3. Mobile Linux Standardization
      • 2.3.1. The Linux Foundation
      • 2.3.2. Open Handset Alliance
      • 2.3.3. LiMo
      • 2.3.4. GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative
  • 3. Technology Issues
    • 3.1. Real-Time Operating Systems
    • 3.2. High-Level Operating Systems
    • 3.3. Virtualization for Mobile Platforms
      • 3.3.1. Running Multiple Operating Systems
      • 3.3.2. Creating a Sandbox for Proprietary Applications
      • 3.3.3. Using Secure Partitions
    • 3.4. Conclusion
  • 4. Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Access Linux Platform (ALP)
      • 4.1.1. Strengths
      • 4.1.2. 14
    • 4.2. Android
      • 4.2.1. Development
      • 4.2.2. Applications
      • 4.2.3. Strengths
      • 4.2.4. Weaknesses
    • 4.3. Bada
      • 4.3.1. Development
      • 4.3.2. Applications
      • 4.3.3. Strengths
      • 4.3.4. Weaknesses
    • 4.4. LiMo
      • 4.4.1. Applications
      • 4.4.2. Strengths
      • 4.4.3. Weaknesses
      • 4.4.4. Applications
      • 4.4.5. Benefits
      • 4.4.6. Challenges
    • 4.5. Open Mobile System (OMS)
    • 4.6. WebOS
      • 4.6.1. Development
      • 4.6.2. Strengths
      • 4.6.3. Weaknesses
  • 5. Market Forecasts
    • 5.1. Methodology
      • 5.1.1. Primary Sources
      • 5.1.2. Secondary Sources
    • 5.2. Forecast Assumptions
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms

Figures

  1. ALP Architecture
  2. Android Architecture
  3. Bada Architecture
  4. LiMo Platform Architecture
  5. MeeGo Architecture
Mobile Linux Image Purchase

Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2010
Code
RR-LNX-10
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
50