DoCoMo buddies up with handset vendors to develop new O/S

26 Apr 2010

Japan’s largest mobile operator by subscribers NTT DoCoMo is teaming up with Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu, and NEC, as well as with Renesas Electronics, to jointly develop a new mobile operating system (O/S) to support the cellco’s next generation handsets. The new devices, which will be optimised for video and music applications, are due for release in 2011. It is understood that the companies involved also intend to sell the new O/S in overseas markets.