"The focus of the cellphone market has been shifting to software
development since Google and Apple entered the mobile market in the
past two years, with phone vendors and operators increasingly
looking for open source alternatives like LiMo to cut costs.
"The market for software platforms on cellphones is led by
Nokia's Symbian operating system, but it has lost much ground over
the last year to Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.
"Computer operating system Linux has had little success in
cellphones so far, but its role is increasing with the LiMo
platform, and Google is using Linux for its Android platform."