I recently came across on one article about LiMo Foundation which is established by Motorola, Panasonic, Samsung , NEC, NTT DoCoMo, and Vodafone to develop Linux-based, open mobile communication device software platform.
From its whitepaper, It seems that the goal of Foundation Platform is to develop a Linux-based Mobile Application framework similar to Sun MIDP/CLDP for its Java2ME platform.
The Foundation Platform also define a standard way to represent GUI on mobile phone using GTK+ library. This is to encourage application interoperability between devices and to enhance mobile application user experience.
Hopefully in the future , we can develop a portable Linux application that can be compiled and run on any Linux mobile devices with little or no changes. This would encourage the FOSS to spread across mobile devices too.
[tags]mobile, mobile phone, motorola, foundation platform, linux, linux based, gtk+, j2me[/tags]
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