[FoRK] Solving mobile OS upgrade / replacement / evolution: Android and beyond

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at jarbox.org
Fri Dec 7 09:24:43 PST 2012

On Dec 7, 2012, at 6:49 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
> My case for mobilizing virtual platforms from talking to half a dozen big enterprises on the subject.
> It basically split any phone into multiple personalities, phone numbers, SMS/Data such that the corporation paying for the phone could own a virtual part of the phone including a real number while the user could keep control of their own phone and their own number.  The most important part was that the company could control and virtually assign any number of company assigned number and data, but the user had complete control over theirs.  The best part was it wasn't any different than just using your phone normally--there was no gvoice or skype app that took over your phone.  It was all completely virtualized.

This makes sense to me. I always wondered why phones did not do this. The primary overhead to do this would be storage/RAM? I don't see that this materially increase power consumption or processing time.

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