As smaller competitors in an growing open-source mobile OS market, LiMo Foundation and LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum members are in for a serious battle for open-source marketshare. With Nokia buying out Symbian to essentially seed the open-source Symbian mobile platform, and the OHA backing Google’s Android platform, there isn’t much hope for small-game. Oh, and lest we forget Apple’s Mac OS used on the iPhone.
So, in a seeming effort to help stand up against considerable rivals, the LiMo Foundation has announced that it will be absorbing LiPS in July. The announcement comes after many LiPS Forum members recently joined the LiMo Foundation. All LiPS Forum members will be drawn in to the LiMo Foundation come July – that includes “chipset suppliers, Linux OS and mobile stack vendors, handset designers and OEMs, and regional and global wireless operators.”
Good luck, LiMo. We have a feeling that Google isn’t going to make it easy to gain Linux-based open-source mobile platform marketshare.
[Via: I4U News]