Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 08:53 UTC
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I actually took some time to take a look at LiMo ;-).


LiMo is especially suited to carriers - it offers a software stack and middleware but, unlike Android, no specific user interface.

So basically, you get LiMo by grabbing MeeGo, throwing away the user interface and replacing Qt with Gtk. And letting the operator make the user interface by themselves using Gtk+.

If I were a LiMo member, I'd seriously consider joining the MeeGo initiative and contribute to making a reference "Feature Phone UX" implementation in Qt. The current "Handset UX" may be a bit too heavy for low end phones, but I believe MeeGo would already offer more than LiMo even without the pre-existing UX work.

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