"this year will be the year of the Linux Desktop!" How common that's been said year in year out, decade after decade. Unfortunately, Microsoft/Apple got there first to mass market years before Linux did. The mobile platform however, is still in it's infancy. Tablets and smart phones are still a relatively new thing. The first HUGE splash came from RIM's Blackberry and Apple's iPhone, and Android is relatively recent - just the past few years. However, Android's adoption compared to the other, closed source vendors is huge now: http://techleash.com/2011/10/android-ios-controls-71-us-smartphones-market-share-report/ It's apparent Android is becoming the dominant player in the mobile market, and this next year will see a strong attack on the tablet and even netbook markets. I think 2012 is the year of Linux in the mobile market - the tipping point where Apple, RIM and Microsoft find Android/Linux as dominant to stay. Here's to a new year and Android Dominance!