This represents hundreds of millions of dollars of technology investment to date.
"With Release 1 of the LiMo Platform now completed, LiMo Foundation has established a scalable and sustainable mobile device platform that will spur rapid innovation and contributions from all LiMo members," said Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation. "This is an extremely exciting time to be a part of the LiMo Foundation - in slightly more than one year, we have rolled out our deliverables on schedule, our membership has continued to grow strongly with broad engagement from across the mobile communications industry, and leading handset providers have already released a range of devices using LiMo technology."
Release 2 of the LiMo Platform is now being specified and developed within a collaborative process involving a range of LiMo members and is planned to be completed in a late 2008 timeframe.
Third-party developers can use LiMo's application programming interface (API) specifications to build new applications that deliver next-generation consumer experiences across a tremendous, stable base of globally deployed mobile devices. Middleware components for the LiMo Platform can be implemented in either C or C++ programming languages.
Software Development Kits for Native, Webkit and Java operating environments will be released from the second half of 2008.
In related news, Texas Instruments has joined the LiMo Foundation as its first core semiconductor member.
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