VMware best known for virtualization software maker for desktops has come up with the virtual operating system platform for mobile phones. They are planning to launch the much awaited MVP (Mobile virtualization platform) very soon.
“VMware is excited to extend the benefits of virtualization, which we pioneered for x86 hardware, to the mobile phone market. By abstracting the applications and data from the hardware itself, we expect that virtualization will not only enable handset vendors to accelerate time to market but can also pave the way for innovative applications and services for phone users. We look forward to working closely with our partners to bring new mobile solutions to market faster.”
— Paul Maritz, President and Chief Executive Officer of VMware
VMware MVP is a thin layer of software that is embedded on a mobile phone to decouple the applications and data from the underlying hardware. It is optimised to run efficiently on low power consuming and memory constrained mobile phones. The MVP currently supports a wide range of real-time and rich operating systems including Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0, Linux 2.6.x, Symbian 9.x, eCos, ÂµITRON NORTi and ÂµC/OS-II.
It is beneficial for the handset manufacturers as well as end users. We have already discussed the parallel OS on desktop on Internet Techies.