VMware launches new feature for Verizon smartphones

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American software company VMware announced on May 15, 2013 that it has launched the dual persona mobile device software, which is available on some Android OS-based mobile phones sold by Verizon. The dual persona technology created two OS instances, one being for business use and the other is for personal use.

The dual persona application, known as the VMware Horizon Mobile is now available for the LG Intuition and Motorola RAZR M smartphones. Workers who already own the phones can download the application from the VMware’s website. The company also said that additional device support is expected throughout the year.

Srinivas Krishnamurti, senior director of Mobile Solutions for End-Users Computing at VMware said, “There’s no special hardware requirement to run this. All you need is a single core processor and 1GB of RAM. Our expectation is that by end of year there will be tens of millions of VMware ready devices.” The company, along with Red Bend, separately announced plans to offer dual persona smartphone technology in 2012.

The software company uses a Type 2 hypervisor product which embeds on a smartphone and awaits activation by a corporate IT department.