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05 December 2008, 11:50

Linux smartphones: Nokia remains the odd one out

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Ukko Lappalainen, vice president of Nokia's Nseries division, in an interview on the sidelines of the Nokia World 2008 conference in Barcelona said "In the longer perspective, Linux will become a serious alternative for our high-end phones,". In another interview with Reuters news agency Lappalainen also said Nokia will continue to develop its own maemo Linux platform: "I don't see anything in Android which would make it better than Linux maemo".

Many mobile phone vendors have already joined the Open Handset Alliance with Android or the LiMo Foundation, who have both developed vendor-independent Linux platforms for smartphones. Nokia however, although it already uses Linux in its maemo internet tablets, had so far kept quiet about whether it planned to use Linux in smartphones.


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