What is Linux Mobile Foundation?
Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMo Foundation) is a consortium dedicated to developing the first open, hardware-dependent Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. LiMo is also the name for the Linux-based platform and operating system developed by this foundation.
The LiMo Foundation was founded in January 2007 by Motorola, NEC Corp., NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone.
The main goal of the LiMo Foundation is the development of a Linux-based mobile operating system. The LiMo-enabled phones include the Samsung Vodafone 360 H1, the Samsung SCH-M510, the Panasonic NTT DoCoMo Prime Series P-036 and the NEC NTT DoCoMo Prime Series N-03C.
Developers interested in learning more about LiMo-based development can visit the LiMo Developer Connection website, which has technical information about the platform, its road map, news feeds, and more.
In October 2009, Motorola, formerly a member of the LiMo Foundation Board, downgraded its membership as an 'Associate' to focus more on the Android platform. Like the LiMo platform, the Android operating system is based on Linux.