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LiMo 4 Mobile Linux Smartphone Platform Arrives

LiMo 4 devices with advanced multimedia and updated user interface expected to hit the market second half of the year

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the LiMo Foundation unveiled LiMo 4, the latest version of its open source mobile platform . LiMo Foundation is a consortium of companies including ACCESS, Panasonic, NEC, NTT DOCOMO, Samsung, SKT Telecom, Telefonica and Vodafone that are involved in the development of handset software platform LiMo based upon mobile Linux .

This latest release includes leading-edge capabilities like 3D window effects, extended widget libraries, advanced multimedia, scalable screen resolution, location-based services, sensor frameworks, multitasking support, and multi touch capabilities. The platform will also come with a "flexible and powerful" user interface and social networking proficiency .

According to LiMo Foundation , the LiMo 4 code will be available for public download in July of 2011. Thus operators and device manufacturers can customize the open platform to derive value user offerings.

LiMo handsets have so far been released by NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, and Motorola. LiMo 4 handsets are expected to debut in the second half of this year.

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