LiMo Updates Mobile Linux Platform, Verizon Wireless to Deploy LiMo Handset in 2009
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.
Google, Sprint Deploy RCS on Android Phones
Google and Sprint today said some of Sprint's Android phones now have access to RCS-based messaging features. Google added Rich Communication Services, powered by its Jibe cloud platform, to its own Messenger SMS application.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Jolla Debuts Sailfish OS 3 for Low-Cost Hardware
Jolla today revealed Sailfish 3, a significant update to its Linux-based mobile operating system. Jolla is targeting Sailfish 3 at inexpensive devices, such as feature phones, PDAs, and similar hardware.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
Come on people... how many mobile OS's do we need?
OSX Mobile (iPhone)
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.
Also, TouchWiz is an interface, not an OS.
OSX Mobile (iPhone) :Unix (FreeBSD Based)
Android (Google) :Linux Based
Symbian (Nokia) :Open Source
Garnet (Palm) :Linux Based
webOS (Palm) :Linux Based
TouchWiz (Samsung) roprietary
LiMo :Linux Based
It's the same attitude that has people as "Is this all you have?" when you...