Accenture Mobility Software Services helped a software services support company integrate its open source desktop environment into AndroidTM smartphones and transform the phones into desktop personal computers. This gave the company a low-cost alternative to desktop personal computers.
The client is a high technology company that markets commercial support and related services for open source, and has created a popular open source Linux® desktop environment.
The client wanted to integrate its open source desktop environment into Android smartphones, providing a unique user experience by transforming the phone into a desktop PC once docked with an external large screen and keyboard. This provided a low-cost alternative to desktop PCs, targeted at emerging markets and cloud-based managed desktop solutions.