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The LiMo Foundation, a non-profit consortium of mobile heavyweights prepping open-source phones, said a host of global carriers will roll out Linux-based phones sometime this year. And the new crop of devices won't hit just the high-end smartphone market, but also lower-cost feature phones.
Azingo, a specialist Mobile Linux outfit which used to go by the name of Celunite, has announced what it claims to be the industry's first Mobile Linux platform based on LiMO Foundation software in the form of a comprehensive suite of open software and services designed to help deliver web 2.0 applications, music and video to a wide range of mobile phones. Azingo Mobile promises to be cheaper and more flexible than existing solutions when it comes to developing, designing and deploying mobile phones.
TapRoot Systems is demonstrating its telephony middleware for Linux/Qtopia-based mobile phones at the Linux Mobile Communications Conference this week in Beijing. TapRoot's director of product management, stated, "Development of Linux mobile phones is on the rise and is changing the landscape of the mobile phone industry. Our LinuxTel telephony software is a critical piece."
HTC dominates the Android phone market but other mobile makers are picking up the Android pace. The majority of Android-based mobile phones released to date have been made by HTC but there are also a number of other Android phones worth considering. We look at some of the alternatives to HTC if you're determined to own an Android phone.
Mobilephobia, can that be a word? It certainly described my view of mobile phones in the past. This article is in regards to my Andoid and HTC experience which has completely changed my view of mobile phones (and indeed mobile surfing et al).
An influential industry group collaborating on a common Linux-based operating system for mobile phones has standardized on a common toolchain. The Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMO) will standardize on Wind River's commercial Linux technology as a "Common Integration Environment" (CIE), Wind River announced.
Six major global operators today affirmed their expectation of shipping mobile phones based on the Linux Mobile Foundation's (LiMo's) flavor of Linux during 2009. LiMo, meanwhile, announced its second, more ambitious spec, five compliant royalty-free reference implementations, and two powerful new board members, global mobile operators Telefónica and SK Telecom.