New Japanese mobile platform to be compatible with Linux
A number of Japanese mobile phone industry companies – DOCOMO, Renesas Electronics, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Sharp – have said they are going to jointly develop a new application platform for mobile phones.
They say the platform will be compatible with both the Symbian and Linux operating systems and benefits will include improved processing speeds for high-quality video.
There will also be enhanced 3D graphics processing for advanced mobile multimedia functions.
The commercial launch of mobile phones incorporating the platform is scheduled for the second half of the fiscal year ending in March 2012.