KDDI to jointly develop operating system with cellphone makers

19 Jul 2006

Japan’s second largest telecoms company KDDI says it plans to work with Toshiba Corp, Sanyo Electric and Qualcomm of the US to jointly develop a common operating system for mobile phones. The move is designed to cut down on R&D for new handsets by up to two-thirds and will involve the four companies working together on a universal OS for cameras, messaging programmes and wireless applications. KDDI says the new software will be ready for launch by end-2007.

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