jbrodkin written an interesting article in Ars Technica on virtualization and telephones. Extract from the article: The mission of VMware to bring virtualization to the mobile market gained significant support last week when Samsung is committed to using VMware software to build business-friendly smartphones and tablets The project known as mobile Horizon Android phones will use the virtual machine technology. to run a second instance of Android, in much the same way virtualization runs on servers and desktops. The user has basically two completely separate phones running on a single device, and can switch from one individual to the company by clicking on a phone at work icon . There are other alternative approaches to push virtualization on mobile devices.