Vodafone’s 360 H1 handset is first with LiMo, release 2

vodafone-360-h1-thumb-118x89-48344.jpgVodafone’s 360 H1 handset manufactured by Samsung is the first commercial mobile phone running the release 2 of the LiMo operating system.

Vodafone 360 is the mobile operator’s newly launched social media and messaging service, writes Richard Wilson.

This is a high profile launch for the Linux-based LiMo mobile operating system which is competing with the likes of Google’s Android operating system and Nokia’s Symbian OS for designs into the next generation of smartphones and multimedia handsets.

“This is the first of a wave of R2 LiMo handsets due in the coming months,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation.

In August the LiMo Foundation – the consortium that is creating an open, Linux-based platform for mobile devices – has announced the newest round of LiMo-compliant handsets that have been released to market.

They are built for Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT DOCOMO, by LiMo members NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications.

“In February 2009, a number of major network operators announced their intent to launch multiple devices built upon the LiMo Platform,” said Gillis. 

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