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LinuxWorld: MWC--Razr, Others Designated LiMo Linux Phones

"The LiMo Foundation plans to announce 18 phones based on its platform, including some that are already on the market, on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

"The phones come from LG Electronics, Motorola, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung and others. Included among the LiMo phones already used by consumers are Motorola's Razr2 and Motorokr as well as a number of NTT DoCoMo handsets..."

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LinuxWorld: MWC--Companies Abandon LiPS for LiMo

"Several more members of the mobile Linux LiPS Forum are switching allegiance to the LiMo Foundation, this time including board and executive committee members, indicating that LiPS is losing steam.

"Orange and its parent France Telecom, Access and Open-Plug all plan to announce at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday that they are joining LiMo. More vendors uniting behind LiMo could help to speed up the rate at which the companies can bring Linux-based devices to market. ..."

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PC Pro: Samsung Readies Android and Linux Handsets

"Samsung aims to expand its mobile offering with a new range of Android and Linux-based handsets, it has announced.

"The Korean manufacturer hopes to have an Android-based mobile phone on the market early next year, it said at the Mobile World Congress..."

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The Street: How Google's Android OS Works

"It really does exist.

"I've just come from a demonstration of the Android software platform for portable devices here at the 2008 Mobile World Congress.

"Android is an open-source operating system that is reportedly the heart-and-soul of the upcoming Google phone, among others. Open source means anyone can develop software for and freely use the platform..."

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