Nokia N800 & VMware Mobile Virtualization

VMware seems to always come up with innovations that blow people mind. One of the latest VMware innovations I was checking out is VMware Mobile Virtualization.

Let’s see how VMware define Mobile Virtualization. As per VMware, Mobile Virtualization(MVP) is a thin layer of software that is embedded on a mobile phone to decouple the applications and data from the underlying hardware. It is optimized to run efficiently on low power consuming and memory constrained mobile phones. The MVP currently supports a wide range of real-time and rich operating systems including Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0, Linux 2.6.x, Symbian 9.x, eCos, µITRON NORTi and µC/OS-II.

Let’s see what VMware Mobile Virtualization mean in simple terms. It means you can have two instances of mobile OS(Which can be different OS’s for example Win CE & Android) running at the same time. In other words, you can have one OS for your Work & another for your personal. Each with its own specific applications & calls functionality on the same device.

Do you currently carry two mobile phones? Is one of them for work & one for personal use. Did you ever think that is too heavy of load, but you still do it? If you answered yes for any of the above few questions then you should really digg into VMware Mobile Virtualization. As VMware Mobile Virtualization will get your single phone to look & function as multiple phones each with its solely independent OS. Beside the personal & office use, one of my friend came up with another usage for VMware Mobile Virtualization. He is planning to to have a separate OS for each of his Girl friends, so he never get caught anymore. I am not sure if VMware thought of this cheating impact their new innovation is getting into, but hey you always can use technology for the good or the bad it will always depend on the user.

At the end of the post, I would like to share with you a few videos of Nokia N800 & VMware Mobile Virtualization.

Please leave a comment of what you think of this post or technology :).


  1. Chandan Nuckched says

    That is really COOL!!!
    When do we get to do the testing please?

  2. Hi Chandan,

    I hate to say this, but as far I heard it should be available in 2012. Though you still can visit the below site & request more definite information from VMware:


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