Linux in MIDS, Netbooks, and Mobile CE

The number of recent Linux-oriented initiatives in the mobile industry attests to the fact that Linux will be a key technology in the next-generation of netbooks, media tablets, and mobile Internet devices (MIDs). Led by both Google’s Chrome OS and Google’s Android, the growth of Linux-enabled mobile devices will outstrip the growth of total mobile devices, and will comprise 62% of the operating systems shipping in all mobile devices 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/Inhibitors
  • 2. Market Issues
    • 2.1. Linux Overview
      • 2.1.1. PC Linux versus Mobile Linux
    • 2.2. Open-Source Software
    • 2.3. Open-Source Licensing
      • 2.3.1. Types of Open-Source Licensing
      • 2.3.2. Upstream Cooperation/Downstream Competition
    • 2.4. Mobile Linux Standardization
      • 2.4.1. The Linux Foundation
      • 2.4.2. Open Handset Alliance
      • 2.4.3. GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative
      • 2.4.4. Linaro
    • 2.5. Market Drivers
      • 2.5.1. The Connected CE Vision
      • 2.5.2. Web-Centric, Mobile Cloud Computing
  • 3. Technology Issues
    • 3.1. Mobile Device Considerations
      • 3.1.1. Processors
      • 3.1.2. User Interface
      • 3.1.3. Definitions
  • 4. Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Android
      • 4.1.1. Targeted Devices
      • 4.1.2. Development
      • 4.1.3. Applications
      • 4.1.4. Strengths
      • 4.1.5. Weaknesses
    • 4.2. Chrome
      • 4.2.1. Targeted Devices
      • 4.2.2. Development
      • 4.2.3. Applications
      • 4.2.4. Strengths
      • 4.2.5. Weaknesses
    • 4.3. MeeGo
      • 4.3.1. Targeted Devices
      • 4.3.2. Development
      • 4.3.3. Applications
      • 4.3.4. Strengths
      • 4.3.5. Weaknesses
    • 4.4. Ubuntu-based Netbook Distributions
      • 4.4.1. Ubuntu Netbook Edition
    • 4.5. WebOS
      • 4.5.1. Development
      • 4.5.2. Strengths
      • 4.5.3. Weaknesses
  • 5. Market Forecasts
    • 5.1. Methodology
      • 5.1.1. Primary Sources
      • 5.1.2. Secondary Sources
    • 5.2. Forecast Assumptions
      • 5.2.1. Netbook Forecasts
      • 5.2.2. Media Tablet Forecasts
      • 5.2.3. MID Forecast
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms
  • Table 1-1, Total Mobile Device Shipments and Linux-Enabled Mobile Device Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2015

Figures

  1. Android Architecture
  2. Chrome Architecture
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Research Information

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Publish Date
3Q 2010
Code
RR-LNXMCE-10
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
55