The Gnome initiative, which is a free-software project aimed at developing a complete range of desktop applications for Linux and Unix, has started a move into mobile — The GMAE Initiative. It’s supported by Intel and Nokia, reports IDG. Linux is still a minority player in mobile, but the more applications are available the more attractive it will be.
At the end of 2006 Linux had 6 percent of the market for smartphone OS’s, while Symbian had 67 percent and Windows Mobile had 14 percent. Blackberry had 7 percent.