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LiMo Updates Mobile Linux Platform, Verizon Wireless to Deploy LiMo Handset in 2009

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Feb 9, 2009, 11:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Feb 9, 2009, 11:24 AM

Today the LiMo Foundation announced a number of updates to the LiMo Linux platform, with contributions coming from a handful of companies, including Azingo, LG, Purple Labs and Samsung. The new capabilities will bring advanced multimedia features, location-based services, better device management and improved security controls to the platform. THe LiMo Foundation also said that Telefonica SK Telecom have joined the LiMo board of directors and that mobile operators around the world have agreed to deploy LiMo mobile Linux-based handsets. Operators committing to the LiMo Platform include NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone. These carriers have said that they will launch LiMo-based phones in 2009.

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Feb 9, 2009, 12:49 PM

Come on people... how many mobile OS's do we need?

Windows Mobile
OSX Mobile (iPhone)
Android (Google)
Symbian (Nokia)
Garnet (Palm)
webOS (Palm)
TouchWiz (Samsung)

All of these OS's make it bad for developers who would like to write apps for the masses. Now they have to port it over to multiple OS's to maximize sales... but that will increase development costs.
You forgot Blackberry OS...

Also, TouchWiz is an interface, not an OS.
Windows Mobile ;Proprietary
OSX Mobile (iPhone) :Unix (FreeBSD Based)
Android (Google) :Linux Based
Symbian (Nokia) :Open Source
Garnet (Palm) :Linux Based
webOS (Palm) :Linux Based
TouchWiz (Samsung) Razzroprietary
LiMo :Linux Based
Blackberry ...
There will be as many platforms as people purchase. Even if they are obscure and buggy, people would still complain if they didn't exist because they wouldn't have choice.

It's the same attitude that has people as "Is this all you have?" when you...
And you all left off OpenMoko (Linux-based, open source, runs on the Neo1973, NeoFreeRunner and related phones)
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