Samsung started from nothing a few years ago in mobile phones and is poised to overtake the world-leader, Nokia. At the rate things are going that could happen in 2012. We are not talking simply about smartphones. Nokia produces a lot of “feature” phones that are not as flexible as smart phones. On the basis of Android/Linux smartphones mostly Samsung will soon overtake Nokia shipping all kinds of mobile phones.
That shows the advantages that FLOSS gives any manufacturer whether it is a PC or a smart phone. FLOSS allows anyone to bring a product to market sooner and at lower cost. It’s the right way to do any IT. The world can produce its own software and does not need M$ or Apple or RIM to produce it. It’s much more efficient for a business to use and to contribute to FLOSS than to go it alone or pay someone else who goes it alone. The result it better, faster and more efficient.
see The Register – Samsung: ‘We’ll nick Nokia’s global mobe crown this year’