One of the developing areas in Linux development is mobile Linux. Google and Motorola have now become the official members of the GNOME Advisory Board.
Google has been sponsoring the development of the Android mobile Linux platform, and just last month saw the first release of the T-Mobile G1.
Motorola released its first Linux-based cellphone in china,on 2003. It ran MontaVista Linux .The company went on to develop it’s own Linux/Java hybrid — MOTOMAGX — but will be dropping the platform along with Symbian and anything else that may be out there to focus exclusively on Android and Windows Mobile.
Motorola already utilizes a great deal of GNOME software — SQLite, gStreamer, and Bluez were mentioned specifically in the announcement — while Google uses Ubuntu — which uses the GNOME Desktop — internally and has frequently funded Summer of Code projects that involve GNOME development.