South Korea seeks to develop a new, open-source operating system (OS) for mobile phones. Their goal is to give Korean smartphone manufactures a long term competitive edge since the patent wars are raging on between pretty much everyone in the business. If you’re having trouble keeping it all straight, we’ve got a diagram here that gives you a visual on the spider web
The move comes shortly after Google announced its purchase of Motorola Mobility which is expected to herald a new competitor that could compete effectively with Apple. The’s dominance over the market comes in part from the aility to design the operating system with the hardware rather than retro fitting an operating system on to the hardware closer to distribution. Its not all smiles from Korean companies since South Korean companies such as Samsung Electronics Co., also makes Android-running smartphones.