VMware mobile virtualization

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About VMware mobile virtualization

As mobile phone technology continues to evolve, a few virtualization vendors -- VMware included -- have started to virtualize smart phones, meaning that all of the data on a phone is easily transferred to a new phone if a user decides to upgrade, or an end user can run multiple operating systems on the same device. VMware calls its offering Mobile Virtualization Platform, or MVP for short.

Similar to bare-metal virtualization, MVP decouples applications and OSes from the handset, which would also allow manufacturers to more quickly deploy mobile applications. MVP is positioned to allow a consumer handset to double as a company mobile phone, as the two sets of applications and OSes can run side-by-side but remain separate.