Remember that Qtopia Greenphone we pointed out? Along with the Linux-based phone for developer use, word on the street was that phones running Linux were the market leader in terms of base operating systems. Along with others, we raised our eyebrows over that statement, but Motorola might have the last word.
According to Greg Besio, the VP of mobile device software, “We’ve got to the point where 50 (percent) to 60 percent of our phone platforms will be Linux-based in the next couple years”. Besio made this statement while showing off the ROKR E2, which runs…wait for it….Linux! The CNET article pointing this out is a great read if you’re interested in where the mobile device market is going in terms of operating systems.