July 31, 2009

Linux Mobile Group Readies 2Q Push

Article Source LinuxDevices
July 31, 2009, 3:33 pm

The LiMo Foundation will soon announce more handsets, said executive director Morgan Gillis, in an interview with LinuxDevices. Gillis, who sounded off on Intel's Wind River acquisition, Android, Chrome OS, Symbian, and more, said the mid-August announcement will be followed by bigger announcements in October as LiMo R2 reaches market.

In June, the LiMo Foundation announced the completion of its second-generation R2 mobile phone specification for its LiMo (Linux Mobile) Platform. APIs corresponding to the R2 platform will be released publicly in the early fall, and handsets based on the platform will begin to appear by the fourth quarter, said the 33-member group. Over 30 LiMo-compliant phones have shipped to date, including NEC's Docomo Smart series N-04A (pictured below, at right), which like most LiMo phones to date, has been designed for NTT's DoCoMo network in Japan.

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