Access Aims for 30% Mobile OS Share
Access hopes to win 30 percent of the market for mobile device operating systems by 2010, according to Tomihisa Kamada, chief technical officer and co-founder. Access hopes to achieve greater marketshare by integrating its application software with the Linux-based mobile phone operating system being developed by PalmSource. This would result in a mobile phone software stack capable of competing with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS in terms of integration level.
Additionally, Access hopes to win 30 percent of the market for mobile device software in general, including OSes, browsers, email clients, and so on. Access is best known for its NetFront browser, and other application software for the “i-mode” 3G services originated by NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest carrier. Access will preview its Access Linux Platform (ALP) at a PalmSource Developer Day event at LinuxWorld next week. Continue>>