LiMo Platform Release 1 now available

Open handset platform consortium LiMo Foundation announced the availability of its mobile Linux-based LiMo Platform Release 1. Leveraging standards and open-source projects, the modular, plug-in, hardware-independent architecture promises a secure runtime environment. According to the LiMo Foundation, all of the enabling technology within Release 1 is in commercial deployment across multiple handsets as well as several reference and pilot devices scheduled to hit the market later this year. LiMo's API specifications are available to developers at components for the LiMo Platform can be implemented in either C or C++ programming languages, and SDKs for Native, Webkit and Java operating environments will be released during the second half of 2008. Release 2 of the LiMo Platform is now being specified and developed, with completion planned by year's end. LiMo Foundation also announced that semiconductor giant Texas Instruments is its newest Core member.

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