LG, VMware Team on Secure Virtualization for Smartphones

Ainsley Jones

LG has partnered with VMware to create a safe and secure virtual machine that can be run on a smartphone. The purpose behind the companies' efforts is to enable users to have a single handset that is viable for both business and personal use, V3.co.uk reports.


The software is expected to debut on LG handsets next year. Ki S. Kim, vice president of global enterprise solutions at LG Electronics Mobile Communications offered:

Our partnership with VMware is part of LG's global strategy to develop smart mobile devices for businesses. Enterprise IT organisations are looking for a way to embrace the growing trend of employee-owned mobile devices at work, while still maintaining control over corporate data.

Dr. Stephen Herrod, CTO and senior vice president of R&D with VMware, added:

The reality is that today's employee-owned mobile devices are often more advanced than corporate offerings. As a result, the agile enterprise is looking to embrace new end user computing models that allow users to work on the devices they love. We are excited to work with LG to develop mobile solutions that address the end user desire for affinity and the enterprise desire for manageability, security and control.

According to MobileBurn.com, Verizon is also looking into the VMware solution for its own mobile phones.

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Dec 9, 2010 2:16 AM Patricia Colby Patricia Colby  says:


Don't forget my client, the current market leader in mobile virtualization -- Open Kernel Labs.

Check out the blog posted today by OK Labs CEO, Steve Subar, in response the the VMware/LG news.


Trish C.


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