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?… Read More