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Emerging Linux Markets BoP to an Android Beat

 Emerging markets are where it’s happening these days in IT, especially in the mobile segment. According to Gartner [1], smartphone sales to emerging markets grew at a 63 percent rate in Q3 compared to 46 percent globally. Not surprisingly, the new wave of mobile Linux platforms [2] like Jolla’s MeeGo-based Sailfish OS, Mozilla’s Firefox OS, and The Linux Foundation-hosted Tizen, are initially targeting these same, “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP) consumers.

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