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Yesterday morning, I got an e-mail from VMware talking about virtualization for mobile phones. I double-checked the date and sure enough, it was Nov. 10, not April 1!

Under the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform, the phone itself is virtualized so that the hardware is separate from the embedded apps (could be a cool way to have an iPhone and Google phone running at the same time, eh what?).

This way, your phone can have different personalities depending on whether you're at work, home or vacationing in Acapulco. It also makes it easier for phone makers to update their software since it's not tied directly to the hardware. No fooling.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 11, 2008


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