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Android Competitor LiMo Adds Players

Lora Bentley

For awhile there, everything I wrote about mobile Linux mentioned the Android platform. It was a new approach, and Google is involved, so of course it was going to be big news. The LiMo Foundation was on the scene, but we didn't hear much about it.

 

Momentum is changing. News.com blogger Tom Krazit reported Wednesday that Verizon, which once considered adding to Android's efforts, is joining the LiMo Foundation.

 

Though Android has a bigger public presence, it seems, Krazit says LiMo is organized more like an industry standards group, where all members have a say in how things work. With Android, on the other hand, Google has the final say. Moreover, LiMo actually has a phone out there. So far, all we've seen from Android are prototypes.

 

Mozilla also announced its intention to join the LiMo Foundation. Forbes reports:

Verizon gives LiMo, which has a central office in London and strong Asian leadership, a major North American ally .... Mozilla lends LiMo credibility in the open-source world.

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