Linux Operating System To Mass-Market 3G Handsets

NXP, the newly independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today announced the availability of the Linux open source operating system for its 3G mobile phone system solution.

Working in collaboration with Purple Labs, a French design company offering fully integrated solutions for mobile communication products, NXP has launched the Nexperia™ cellular system solution 7210 with Linux for 3G handsets. Not having the additional cost and complexity of integrating a dedicated application processor, manufacturers will be able to enjoy the time-to-market advantages of using a high level operating system. Operators will also be able to provide a stable and powerful, yet cost effective platform to offer new connected services.

Linux Operating System To Mass-Market 3G Handsets.