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Mobile Linux gets kiss of life

The LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum is releasing its first API set for applications on Linux mobiles today. Just as a reminder, the LiPS Forum includes such luminaries as France Telecom, Texas Instruments, ARM and Freescale, while rival organisation the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation includes Vodafone, Motorola, Samsung and Panasonic...
Written by David Meyer, Contributor on

The LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum is releasing its first API set for applications on Linux mobiles today. Just as a reminder, the LiPS Forum includes such luminaries as France Telecom, Texas Instruments, ARM and Freescale, while rival organisation the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation includes Vodafone, Motorola, Samsung and Panasonic...

Get the picture? For initiatives that are supposed to see a degree of application standardisation - quite handy for pushing Linux-toting mobiles out into the marketplace - there does seem to be an awful lot of fragmentation here. Both sides are heavyweights, so heaven knows who will come out on top, but lets hope they play nice for the sake of their common goal.

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