Linux Uptake Stronger Next Year Thanks To Android — Torvalds

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android has received some kudos from the man himself, Linus Torvalds. “I haven’t been personally involved, but it certainly looks like 2008 may be — thanks to the Google alliance — one of the years you will find more widely available phones with Linux,” Torvalds told Reuters. Google has come under fire because Android has made the mobile Linux market more fragmented. Still, you’d expect Torvalds to be bullish on Linux, and he went on to say that the increasing penetration of smartphone would improve the uptake of the Linux operating system on mobiles. “Quite frankly, Linux makes much more sense in a smartphone than it makes in a really low-end product,” Torvalds said.

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