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Why Linux Is Good For Low-End Smartphones 163

jfruhlinger writes "Nokia's announcement that it was developing a Linux distro for low-end smartphones, shortly after abandoning the Linux-based Meego OS for Windows Phone 7, was a little puzzling. But it actually makes good business sense in the smartphone world. While WP7 aims for the high end, there's a market for cheaper and less complex phones that still beat boring old feature phones, especially in emerging economies. And, unlike Symbian and the heavily tweaked Meego, Linux can be quickly and cheaply brought to market as a low-end smartphone OS."
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Why Linux Is Good For Low-End Smartphones

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 03, 2011 @12:59PM (#37590930)

    pardon, but all the experience i've had with windows on smartphones ... it couldn't have been further away from high end than these.

    My first phone with a linux kernel however (samsung gt-i9100..) - THAT is how high end feels!

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