Gartner Research

Virtualization Will Simplify Smartphone Deployment

Published: 16 May 2007

ID: G00147997

Analyst(s): Brian Gammage, Monica Basso

Summary

Virtualization capabilities will be embedded in smartphones to reduce manufacturing costs, but enterprise users won't see manageability or security improvements before 2012. Once mobile operating systems are redesigned to exploit virtualization, the technology will help reduce deployment complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What Virtualization on Smartphones Could Do
  • Standardization: An Elusive Objective Gets Closer
  • Security and Service Enhancements Appeal to Operators
  • Full OS Support Starting in 2012
  • Obstacles to OS Support

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