"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."