Motorola ditches LiMo for Android

Motorola is scaling back its involvement in the LiMo Foundation open-source industry consortium as it continues to shift its focus to the Android mobile operating system. "At this time [it is felt] that the Android platform gives a richer, more consistent foundation with strong support for the ecosystem and developer community," Motorola said in a statement. The handset maker was co-founder of the LiMo Foundation in 2007 alongside NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung and Vodafone.

In August, the LiMo Foundation announced a new round of LiMo-compliant mobile Linux handsets from NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications, bringing its total number of approved devices to 42--the largest number of commercially available mobile handsets produced by any global collaborative development platform organization, the group adds, and far greater than the number of Android smartphones currently available. The LiMo Foundation's ranks total close to 60 members.

For more on Motorola turning away from LiMo:
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