Linux Based Smartphone OS Planned by Samsung
Picture this. You’re the world’s second largest mobile phone manufacturer and do not have one Mobile OS of your own. Not a very impressive thing to have on your CV, right? Samsung is facing the same problem as we type this. It does not have its very own smartphone OS and looks like it has finally decided to do something about it.
According to Dong-hoon Chan, head of mobile devices design group at Samsung, the company IS working on its own Linux based smartphone OS and will see its fruition “soon”. Incidentally, Nokia too has just announced it’s own Linux based Maemo 5 platform yesterday, along with its N900 Internet tablet – the only device which uses it as of now.
Here’s what Chan said when asked about Samsung’s own OS in a recent interview: “As have other leading mobile phone makers, Samsung has considered the necessity of developing its own operating system. And now is the right time to realize that advancement.”
It remains to be seen how yet another OS fits in to the smartphone arena. Besides, we do not know at what stage of development this Samsung OS is at this moment. So, it might be quite some time before we see this one doing duty on cellphones.