Mobility is sweeping the entire world off its feet. And the influence only grows, particularly within the virtual tract. Mobile virtualization is becoming a significant item in the industry as personal and professional lives overlap. This phenomenon could spell collapse in performance, but we’re seeing a string of products looking to address this issue. The VMware hypervisor is a tool that understands the vitality of having a system that will put a clear boundary between these two and chiefly protect corporate data being corrupted by personal files and downloads. Together with global mobile innovator Samsung, the hypervisor sets the path of the virtual mobile phones in the market with the launch of Horizon Mobile at the VMword 2011 conference.
Director of product management and market development for VMware, Srinivas Krishnamurti made the announcement, but did not disclose which specific Samsung phones will carry the technology.
“It will be dependent on the carriers. We have carrier partners lined up who will take us to market. VMware isn’t saying yet which carriers are interested in selling the phones but expects them to launch in the coming months.”
Before Samsung, VMware hypervisor was tested in LG phones. The technology will only be functional on Android OS on smartphones produced by the above-mentioned mobile manufacturers. Should the run turn out to be a successful one, VMware hopes to bring hypervisor access to other Android phones, Apple iOS, RIM’s Blackberry, Microsoft Windows 7 Phone and more.
This development not only thrusts VMware forward to the mobile industry, but for the other parties as well. Just yesterday, Samsung welcomed the Wave triplets, its latest family of devices. There’s also the introduction of ChatON, a faddish social networking product that leverages its OS as well as its device distribution.
VMware has conquered the virtualization yard for a long while now. Penetrating the mobile community may be more challenging, but having something like the hypervisor service could make the game even more interesting.