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Softbank moving towards common mobile OS

Brian White

Many global wireless carriers are trying on approaches to get the user experience on all those different handsets to be a common one for the customer. As such, some carriers have been toying with the common mobile operating system software that can be deployed on many handset models. Add Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile to this list, as the company wants to make it easier for manufacturers to make those newer multimedia-rich handsets for its network that operate in the customer's hands the same way. To facilitate this, Softbank's adoption of the Portable Open Platform Initiative (POP-i) will provide it access to the OpenKODE API. This adoption will lead Softbank handsets down a common path of standards for advanced graphics and media processing in its mobile phones.


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