Purple Labs, a supplier of embedded Linux solutions for mobile phones, announced that it has joined the LiMo Foundation. In joining the LiMo Foundation as an Associate member, Purple Labs becomes the first commercial Linux platform for feature phones in the consortium.
The LiMo Foundation was initially founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone.
“We are rapidly rolling out our open mobile terminal platform based on Linux, and Purple Labs will undoubtedly help the foundation to further extend its reach within the feature phones arena,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the LiMo Foundation, in a statement.
Purple Labs has developed a platform that lets Linux run on low-cost feature phones. The company’s comprehensive Linux suite, from Linux service package and middleware to mobile applications, is the first commercial solution running a single-core chipset architecture, allowing the development of low-cost, entry-level phones.