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VMWare brings virtualisation to smartphones

Multiple OSes a possibility with MVP

VMware has announced it intends to bring virtualisation to the smartphone market.

The VMware Mobile Virtualisation Platform (MVP), which is based on technology purchased from Trango Virtual Processors, will ensure manufacturers can separate the device's operating system and applications from its hardware.

VMware claims the software will not affect low-power or low-memory handsets and will result in reduced development and testing time. The company also claims it will allow smartphones to run multiple operating systems.

"VMware is excited to extend the benefits of virtualisation to the mobile phone market," said Paul Maritz, president and chief executive officer of VMware.

"By abstracting the applications and data from the hardware itself, we expect that virtualisation 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."

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