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LiMo's Linux-based mobile OS stack makes gains

Feb 17, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Cox)

"LiMo is built on a Linux kernel, but the group's focus has been on aggressively fleshing that out with a set of middleware frameworks for such functions as security, messaging, multimedia, database, application management, along with a set of APIs to make these services accessible for third-party applications. The platform is a rival to Android form the Open Handset Alliance, as well as Symbian, now itself an open-source project.

"LiMo R2 improved device management, security, and Web features, says Andrew Shikiar, director of global marketing for the foundation. The newly announced SDKs will give developers tools for building R2-based applications."

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