Two months ago, VMware bought a company called Trango and launched the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform. Back then I wrote that the Trango acquisition was not about running VDI or Windows on a mobile phone, but instead about allowing multiple phone OS VMs to run on the same device (think "work phone" and "personal phone" on the same handset). Another possible use case is to allow users to port their "phone OS" from one physical device to another (like swapping a SIM card, but for the whole stack).
Yesterday Open Kernel Labs announced it had received US$7.6m in funding from a number of sources, including Citrix. OK Labs (yeah, that's what they call themselves) already has a mobile hypervisor product on the market which is currently in use in 250m devices around the world (mostly HTC phones, but also Toshiba, LG, and Sony Ericsson).
The rumor is that Citrix is thinking about acquiring the company outright, and that this investment allows them to build a closer relationship before fulling committing to the company.
What do you think? What's Citrix's angle in this space? (OK Labs hypervisor does support embedded Windows and Linux, so it's possible there's a corporate client device play here too?)