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VMware outline plans for dual OS virtualization on mobile phones

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:29PM EST

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Not satisfied with merely dual-booting two operating systems on a mobile phone, VMware is developing virtualization technology that allows two operating systems to run simultaneously on a mobile phone. Consider the scenario where you can receive your corporate email using Windows Mobile and post an update to twitter using Android — same phone, at the same time. Sounds great, doesn’t it? VMware is currently working on optimizing the virtualization technology so the incoming/outgoing data from each OS is managed efficiently and securely and that the switch from one OS to another is seamless and intuitive. The targeted user of such a device is the business man who does not want to carry two devices. One device could be used for both business and pleasure, without concern that sensitive business information would be shared with your Facebook friends or a snapshot from your weekend shenanigans would be attached to your latest memo. With both a US and a UK carrier on board, VMware is looking to begin testing its dual OS phones in an enterprise environment in 2011 with mass production expected in 2012. Take that, RIM.Read

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