Japanese consortium to launch new mobile app platform for Symbian and Linux smartphones
At least six Japanese companies have teamed up to create a new mobile application platform targeting Symbian and Linux mobile operating systems. The group consists of NTT DoCoMo, Renesas Electronics, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic Mobile and Sharp.
As to why these six particular companies decided to work with each other, it’s still not clear. But current mobile phone manufacturers Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Sharp can save a lot of time and money by not having to rely entirely on their own individual resources to develop basic application-processing functions, that much is certain.
The group promises improved processing speeds for high-quality video and enhanced 3D graphics processing for advanced mobile multimedia functions. The platform they are working on will be offered to mobile phone manufacturers around the world, and this is scheduled to happen by late 2011 to early 2012.
At the moment, they are only working on compatibility for Symbian and Linux smartphones, but open mobile operating systems like Google’s Android are up for consideration.