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[News] Linux (with Free Stack) Comes to More Phones, Cars

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Almost open stack:

Less Than 80% of Android Code Will Be Open to Developers

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| Andy Rubin, head of Google’s Android project and co-founder has revealed how 
| much of Android’s code will be open source after the first Android phones are 
| launched. Out of the 11 million total lines, 8.6 million lines will be open 
| for developers to take advantage of.   


Linux May Power New Nokia Phones

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| The world's top handset maker Nokia Oyj expects the role of the Linux 
| operating system in its product portfolio to increase as the role of its 
| Internet-focused devices grows, company officials said.  
| Linux has so far had little success on cellphones, but its role is increasing 
| as more new Linux-based models reach the market, while Google Inc gave it a 
| vote of confidence by using it to build its Android platform   


It seems very clear that Linux phones from Nokia are coming, but the question
is: how many will still run Symbian?

Linux Brings Open Source to the .car Era

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| Companies like Microsoft, which has made huge investments and major inroads 
| in the auto industry recently with Ford's wildly popular Sync system, aren't 
| likely to be happy competing against Linux in another arena.  



Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

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| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.


Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

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| ...Microsoft is fighting a losing battle here. It's like gravity.
| Eventually you just stop fighting and learn to accept it. Even Microsoft.


Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|     * Licensing cost advantages
|     * Flexibility of source code access
|     * General familiarity
|     * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
|     * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS

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