February 10, 2017
The Linux for Mobile (LiMo) foundation has announced that its member companies are planning to launch a number of cost effective Linux-based handsets by the end of the year.
The new devices won’t be placed to rival high-end smartphones such as the iPhone and the G1, but will take on difficult to understand mobile operating systems such as OSE and Nucleus.
Six operators – including DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone – have committed to releasing the new LiMo handsets.
The news follows agreement between LiMo members on a standard for mini web applications and widgets on mobile handsets.
The second release of the LiMo platform will be on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.