Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the provider of embedded virtualisation software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices, has announced that its embedded virtualisation solution, the OKL4 Microvisor, has been included in the VisionMobile 100 Million Club. Updated semi-annually, the 100 Million Club celebrates software suppliers that have established significant share in the mobile handset market through deployment inside 100 million or more handsets.
By June 2009, OKL4 had expanded its presence into more than 300 million devices, and has recently surpassed deployment in 500 million devices. OKL4 is now featured in must-have products such as the HTC G1 and G2, the HTC Hero, the Motorola Cliq, the Palm Pre and the Toshiba TG01, as well as other popular handsets.
The OKL4 Microvisor powered the now commercially available, fully virtualised smartphone, the Motorola Evoke QA4. OK Labs mobile virtualisation solution helped Motorola cut BOM costs by $46 per unit, by enabling it to run two different operating systems side by side, working together seamlessly, all on a low cost single ARM processor, with no performance degradation.