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LiMo rumoured set for recall to Linux mothership

The operator-backed LiMo Foundation is on the verge of folding into the Linux Foundation, according to Taiwanese manufacturers working with the standard. Digitimes reports that Vodafone has given up on the platform following poor sales of its LiMo-based Vodafone 360 handsets, and that the remaining partners are having a hard …
Bill Ray, 4 Aug 2010
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Google: Android fragmentation not 'bad thing'

OpenMobileSummit Google has defended its decision to allow unfettered Android tweaking, saying that although this may fragment the Googlephone market, it's what's best for developers. "Everybody talks about fragmentation as a bad thing, but I think you need to look at it from the perspective of the developer," Eric Chu, Google's group manager …
Cade Metz, 5 Nov 2009
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Vodafone picks a Linux-phone

The LiMO Foundation is celebrating Vodafone's endorsement with two handsets from Samsung, but the news that the Linux-based alternative isn't dead won't be received well over at Symbian. The LiMO Foundation reckons to have already launched 42 handsets using its platform, but these are closed affairs only really of interest to …
Bill Ray, 25 Sep 2009
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Nokia cash for Symbian

Nokia has borrowed €500 million from the European Investment Bank to fund development of Symbian handsets and technology, as the competition heats up to see whom is most open. The money is a five-year loan, and intended to fund research and development at Nokia. The company reckons that's going to trickle down to the Symbian …
Bill Ray, 24 Feb 2009
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Symbian Foundation in anti-Android recruit drive

The Symbian Foundation is limbering up to face the Open Handset Alliance next week, announcing a raft of new members to take on the Android threat, while LiMo and Access Linux lurk nearby looking for scraps. Realising that the battle of operating systems is all about applications, Symbian has announced a load of new members …
Bill Ray, 12 Feb 2009
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BONDI gives mobile widgets a day in the sun

The Open Mobile Terminal Alliance has launched version one of its Web-2.0-widget platform BONDI with a reference implementation, software developer's kit and endorsements from Opera and the other Linux consortium. BONDI is a selection of extensions to ECMAScript (the scripting language formally, and informally, known as …
Bill Ray, 9 Feb 2009
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Debian delivers FreeRunner open-phone package

Olympics aside, summer 2008 will be remembered for at least two other reasons. It will be seen as a time when the noise over Linux as a platform for mobile devices reached a crescendo. Second: it marked Debian's fifteenth anniversary. Bringing both together, Debian developers have delivered a version of their Linux distro for …
Phil Manchester, 20 Aug 2008
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Sun opens Java tools in mobile fight back

Sun Microsystems has open sourced its Java toolkit for building mobile applications just as the role Java plays on handsets comes into question. The company has released the Light-Weight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) under a GPLv2 license with a classpath exception - for binary linking with an application - as an incubator project to …
Gavin Clarke, 14 Aug 2008
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Join LiMo, avoid a patent pantsing from the big lads

LinuxWorld For all its talk of openness, just a quarter of the code in the LiMo Foundation's mobile platform is open source, making it a minefield to navigate in terms of protected patents - 300,000 patents to be precise. That's one hell of a disincentive to any ISV that might be interested in building for LiMo but is unwilling to get …
Gavin Clarke, 8 Aug 2008

Openmoko to reveal Linux phone's inner workings

LinuxWorld Enterprising engineers will soon get the chance to find out how Openmoko's Linux-powered phones work and to modify them. Barely a month after shipping the Neo FreeRunner, Openmoko has said it plans to make the schematics for this - and the Neo 1973 - publicly available under a Creative Commons (CC) license. No date was given …
Gavin Clarke, 7 Aug 2008
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LiMo lands seven new phones

The battle of open-source mobile systems continues to heat up. Motorola, NEC and Panasonic are rolling out seven new mobile handsets based on the LiMo (Linux for Mobile) software platform. The handsets bring the total number of commercial LiMo-based devices to a respectable 21, according to the LiMo Foundation. The new …
Austin Modine, 5 Aug 2008
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Can T-Mobile get an Android onto US market in '08?

T-Mobile will be pushing out an Android handset in time for its US 3G launch on 1 October, according to rumours floating around the internet. But that deadline could cost the Android ideal dearly. Google desperately wants to see an Android-based handset in 2008, having said it will happen, and will lose face if it doesn't. T- …
Bill Ray, 8 Jul 2008
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Verizon shuns Android for LiMo

Sometime next year, Verizon will roll out a Linux OS as the "preferred operating system" for phones on its US wireless network. And that Linux OS is not Google Android. But the big-name telco says it has no objections to selling Android phones as well. "This is not an either/or proposition," company spokesman Jeffrey Nelson …
Cade Metz, 15 May 2008
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Android alternative delivers partial Linux package

CTIA '08 The LiMo Foundation has announced the first version of its Linux based mobile alternative to Google's Android is "complete". Except that it isn't. Although release 1.0 - announced at CTIA in Las Vegas, Nevada - provides a basic mobile Linux platform, it comes with limitations. It includes C and C++ versions of the middleware …

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