Motorola takes Linux into the mobile mainstream

Who would have thought, Moto being the leverage for Liux in the mobile front? Eh, stranger things could and have happened I suppose.

Does Motorola’s success with its Linux-based “Ming” phones in China indicate that the open source platform is now a serious contender against Symbian and Windows Mobile in the handheld-device software platform arena?

The phone maker, which debuted the Ming smartphone in March in China, shipped more than 1 million Linux-based units in China alone last quarter, according to research firm Canalys. Other Linux-based Motorola smartphones that shipped recently in China include the Rokr E2 music phone.

Motorola’s recent feat in China helped cement its worldwide No. 2 position, surpassing Research In Motion, Sharp Electronics and Palm, according to Canalys. However, Motorola still trails top dog Nokia by a wide margin… Source: ZDNet