Mobile industry demonstrates commitment to world's first globally competitive, Linux-based software platform for mobile devices

LONDON, England, TOKYO, Japan, January 7, announced today further growth as industry momentum continues behind its open software platform for mobile handsets with the addition of several new members. Included in the roster of prestigious LiMo new member organizations are Acrodea, ETRI, Huawei, Purple Labs, and Trolltech.

Launched in January by six mobile industry leaders – Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone – LiMo was formed to deliver an open and globally consistent software platform based upon mobile Linux for use by the whole industry to catalyze next generation mobile consumer experiences.

LiMo is a dedicated alliance of mobile technology leaders working together within an open and transparent governance model with shared leadership and shared decision making to create a common Linux based software platform from market proven technologies for use by the whole industry,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director, “This latest wave of new members brings further mobile device and platform integration leaders into the LiMo ecosystem. We are delighted to see them joining forces with existing LiMo members to accelerate the delivery of innovative new handsets, applications and services."

LiMo’s goal is to create the world’s first globally competitive, Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. is blending community-based development benefits of transparency, innovation and scalability with the best development practices from the mobile community worldwide to create an innovative new business model with widespread adoption.

“We are excited to see this surge of new members in the creation of an open mobile platform,” said NTT DoCoMo’s Kiyohito Nagata, chairman of the “This further increase in membership demonstrates the continuing momentum that is building an ever richer mobile ecosystem upon the LiMo platform.”

The is open to all vendors and service providers in the mobile communications marketplace, including device manufacturers, operators, chip set manufacturers, independent software vendors, integrators and third party developers. Foundation members have the opportunity to participate in building an active ecosystem and have the ability to influence the evolution of the platform, leaving them free to provide compelling and differentiated services to customers.

Meet executives and members and hear about the latest developments with LiMo’s Linux-based software platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 11-14, (booth number 8b135).

For more information on the and its guiding principles and bylaws, please visit limofoundation .

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The is an independent, not-for-profit entity that strives to increase the adoption of Linux within the mobile industry. The aims to leverage the mobile Linux platform to create an open, transparent, scalable ecosystem spanning applicaiton and middleware developer communities and to encourage the creation of compelling, differentiated and enhanced consumer experiences. A full description of the foundation, inlcuding the vision, goals, charter and membership information can be found at limofoundation .

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