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It may not seem obvious at first, but the tragic earthquake in Haiti, the historic election that put a Massachusetts Republican in the U.S. Senate and the 2010 Super Bowl all have something in common: the smartphone. During each event, billions of consumers around the globe were glued to their phones, either donating to charities and updating their Twitter accounts about the crisis in Haiti, posting on blogs about how change seems to be in the air in U.S. politics, or conveying their happiness (or unhappiness) about the big game.
This is another in several articles I have recently read that imply (or is it just me?) that Android and LiMo are somehow distinct from Linux in the mobile market.
Android, LiMo, WebOS, and Maemo are all just distributions of Linux with different application frameworks (indeed, LiMo is short for "Linux Mobile"). I realize that some manufacturers ("<10%") use their own unique flavor of embedded Linux rather than one of the above "named" distributions; that's fine, too.
But saying "Android's share is <10 percent... with Linux under 10 percent" is a lot like saying "Mustangs have less than 10 percent of the car market, with Ford less than 10 percent". It's just... weird.