“LiMo Foundation views Tizen as a well-timed step change which unites major mobile Linux proponents within a renewed ecosystem with an open web vision of application development which will help device vendors to innovate through software and liberalize access to consumers for developers and service providers. LiMo will maintain its focus on providing the industry with a broadly backed vendor- and service-neutral ecosystem grounded in the spirit of open and unconstrained opportunity that is embodied by Linux.” – Morgan Gillis, Executive Director, LiMo Foundation.
Tizen will support not only phones, but also fridges, TVs; and the myriad of other internet enabled devices we will have soon. The LiMo Foundation are a group of mainly Asian companies that are using the open-source platform to ease development of new phones and supporting applications.
The more companies that work together on a platform increases development speed. However, this means that differentiation across the platform is more of a challenge. This is where you deploy your developers, ensuring your applications on top of the platform are unique and distinctive. It’s a bit easier to distinguish a fridge from a telephone.