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03 June 2009, 15:55

LiMo Platform R2 specifications finished

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The LiMo Foundation has completed the specifications for the second release (R2) of the LiMo Platform for mobile devices. The LiMo Platform R2, originally announced in February, supports OMTP Group's (Open Mobile Terminal Platform) Bondi v1.0 specification, a programming interface for developing web applications for mobile devices. The R2 platform supports technologies including location-based services, multimedia, personal information management and advanced security applications.

In the autumn, the documentation and APIs corresponding to the R2 platform will be published on the LiMo website and available to the public. The mobile communications operators NTT Docomo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Verizon and Vodafone are all planning to release LiMo based equipment this year.

The LiMo Foundation is an association for software and hardware manufacturers, as well as telecommunication providers, who are developing a joint platform for Linux based smartphones. The LiMo platform not only includes open source components, but also proprietary code contributions by members. The common technical platform is intended to enable members to shorten development cycles, but still be able produce differentiated hardware and applications.


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