The LiMo Foundation announces Platform Release 1, available at end of 2008

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limo-foundation-2.jpgWe haven’t heard much about the LiMo Foundation in recent weeks, it appears the Mobile World Congress sparked a few stories regarding Linux-based software platform, then all went quiet on the western front.

Until today, when news reached me claiming the Foundation has announced the LiMo Platform Release 1, which has been tested in handsets available commercially. It will be available later this year, however there’s no rest for the wicked, with Release 2 now going through the development stages.

Over 30 key players in the mobile industry have partnered with the LiMo Foundation, including Motorola, Panasonic, NEC, Samsung, Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo. Google’s rival company, Google Android, shares some of those companies, however with 34 partners, it’s generally regarded that Google has the upper hand. Apart from the obvious advantage of being Google, that is.

(via Mobile Tech News)

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Katherine Hannaford