All change on the mobile front: LiMo becomes Tizen, Meego no more.

All change on the mobile front: LiMo becomes Tizen, Meego no more.

The LiMo and Linux Foundations have announced Tizen, a new operating platform for connected devices and phones.

Foundation views Tizen as a well-timed step 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.

This also really marks the end of the Meego project. With now partnering with , was left in ’s hands with no viable platforms.

John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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