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The LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation was founded in January 2007 by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone with the goal of establishing a globally competitive, Linux-based mobile operating system for smartphones mobile devices. Since then, the Foundation has expanded to more than 50 members who are working together within an open and transparent governance model - with shared leadership and shared decision making - to deliver an open and globally consistent handset software platform based on Linux for use by the whole mobile industry.

Members

Members of the LiMo Foundation are:
Founder and Core Members Associate Members

Founder members



Core members



Phones

Phones using LiMo include:
Motorola NEC Panasonic Reference Devices

Aplix

  • Opal


Kvaleberg

  • Madrid


LG

  • LG LiMo Phone
  • LG ATOS-L - Reference


Myriad

  • Purple Magic


Samsung

  • Omnia (SGH-i900) - Reference
  • Mirage (SGH -i780) - Reference
  • SGH-i800
  • SGH-i6410 (Samsung Vodafone 360 M1)
  • SGH-i8320 (Samsung Vodafone 360 H1)


History

2007

January
  • LiMo Announced with 6 Founding members


August
  • LiMo membership exceeds 20 companies


September
  • Morgan Gillis appointed as Executive Director


2008

February
  • Orange and Access join LiMo Board of Directors
  • Members swells to 32 members
  • LiMo demonstrates 18 handsets from 7 vendors supporting LiMo Platform technology


March
  • TI joins LiMo Board of Directors
  • LiMo completes R1 LiMo Platform


May
  • Eight new members join LiMo, including Verizon and SK Telecom as Core Members
  • LiMo Operators now represent over half a billlion subscribers on a global basis
  • LiMo Board of Directors is complete, with Verizon as 15th Director


June
  • LiPS Forum ceases operations; re-directs resources behind LiMo


August
  • LiMo Foundation membership exceeds 50
  • Motorola's new ROKR EM30 become the 22nd LiMo handset


September
  • Panasonic's FOMA P706ie is launched as the 23rd LiMo compliant device


2009

February
  • The LiMo Board appoints its 2009 officers
  • Telefonica and SK Telecom join the LiMo Board of Directors
  • LiMo Foundation members showcase next-generation handsets, toolkits and applications at MWC 2009
  • The contributions to the second release of the Platform are completed
  • Global Mobile operators commit to widely deploy LiMo handsets
  • LiMo endorses BONDI to bring web 2.0 applications to LiMo handsets


October
  • Motorola downgrades its membership to 'associate' noting that 'at this time it feels that the Android platform gives it a richer, more consistent foundation with strong support for the ecosystem and developer community'


See also



References

  • http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8711151732.html


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