Borqs International Holding Corp. has joined the Linux Foundation, and is now promoting Android (News - Alert) development. Headquartered in Beijing, Borqs provides end-to-end customizable integrated Android mobile communication solutions.
Linux Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. The organization was founded in 2000 and basically supports the work of Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux.
Every day, more than 1.3 million Android users activate their devices.
As a new member of the foundation, Borqs will be participating in Linux Foundation activities. It will be seen as a participant at the Code Aurora Forum, and also at the Linux End User Summit. Borqs plans to bring in more innovative and cutting-edge solutions to its users, and is willing to invest more in Linux for this purpose.
Borqs has been one of the earliest members of the Open Handset Alliance (News - Alert) (OHA), and still helps a numbers of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) by providing them with comprehensive platform solutions.
Other Firms which have recently joined the Linux Foundation include Gazzang, Seneca College, Denx, Genymobile and Mandriva.
Hareesh Ramanna, vice president of Engineering for Borqs International, says they are interested in being a part of The Linux Foundation, as it has an important association with the Android and embedded development space. He also added that they were interested in working with the Code Aurora Forum, and hopes to be a part in the Android development.
Accordingly, Borqs is prepared to invest further in Linux and open source development, so as to better serve its customers. The importance of a secure Linux environment, says Ramanna, is in its importance to the enterprise adoption of big data and cloud technology. He also complimented the new commitment made by the Linux foundation, and assured that Borqs would continue to back Linux, ensuring the sustainable development and continuous innovation of the platform at a global level.
Currently, Linux is providing a foundation for the creation of an open cloud, and two new members of the Linux Foundation – Mandriva and Gazzang – have been working and contributing with Linux in this space.
In order to promote the development of Android, several companies across the globe are pooling resources and investing in Linux and embedded Linux.
Many of the Linux Foundation members will be in San Francisco for the Android Builders Summit and Embedded Linux Conference. The ecosystem and the nurturing open source environment for the development of Android will benefit all stakeholders.