LONDON Purple Labs, a supplier of embedded Linux solutions for mobile phones, has joined the LiMo Foundation to support the organization's mission to develop a Linux-based software platform for mobile devices.
In joining the LiMo Foundation as an associate member, Purple Labs (Chambéry, France) becomes the first commercial Linux platform for feature phones in the consortium, extending the LiMo initiative to mass-market mobile handsets.
Founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone, the LiMo Foundation aims to create a ecosystem based on Linux, to provide differentiated services for mobile users.
Purple Labs has developed an optimized platform enabling Linux to run on low-cost feature phones. The company's Linux suite ranges from Linux service package and middleware to mobile applications. It runs on a single-core chipset architecture.