IT Voir --> ITVoir Special --> Android vs Limo : Will they interoperate ?
Quick Links:

Other listings in this category:  

Android vs Limo : Will they interoperate ?


The Google’s much talked about Open Source Platform for mobile phones, Android is being challenged by a rival Limo. The competition has started fiercely. 

 What is interesting is that both platforms are using Linux as their foundation. Also the offerings are nearly the same, freedom to developers or users to add more applications quickly and freely.

Android, the first step of Google in mobile phones sector backed by the other 32 companies is a software stack for mobile devices. The Android will have an Operating System for the mobile devices integrated with middleware and key applications. It will guide the users innovate their handsets as the technology advances and make it subtle for cut edge tech advancements.


Limo, the foundation derived its name from the Linux is dedicated wholly to create an open, hardware independent Linux based operating system for mobile devices. It is dedicated to make a platform that reduces the fragmentation in market.


But the underlying question remains the same – what are the basic differences between the two??? The analysts say that the very first reason lies in what the other companies have to offer in these platforms. Google, leader in Open Handset Alliance will provide its other partners (like Texas Instruments or Qualcomm) a fully completed Operating System….a fully functional Operating System that can be made to run applications on it. Whereas the scenario is different in Limo; it will be more of a joint venture. All the companies will incorporate their bit in this platform. The second difference lies in the way collaborations are made. Google is the leader of Open Handset Alliance and in nut shell it is the driving force; whereas Limo is driven by a group of vendors. The other difference lies in the motivating forces backing these projects. The Limo is much focused to reduce fragmentation and enable standardization in the handsets. Contrast to this Open Handset Alliance is focused to bring a new complete solution set to promote open source.


The big question is," Will the two operating systems and devices based on this will be able to interoperate and develop something in conjunction ?" The experts are saying that the use of phrase “Open Source Software” is also a misnomer. To use the application of other operating system, you have to adapt the feel of that operating system.


Despite  the fact that these operating systems are targeted to bring innovations and reduce fragmentation….the analysts believe that these will further worsen the situation of fragmentation, if mobile convergence is scrutinized. What will be the trend that market will follow will really come into picture after these products are onto the market shelves for sale.

Lalit Yadav/ITvoir Network

Views: 3196

Information provided on this page has been independently obtained from sources believed to be reliable. However, such information may include inaccuracies, errors or, and its affiliates, information providers or content providers, shall have no liability to you or third parties for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or correct sequencing of information available on this page, or for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance upon such information, or for the delay or interruption of such information.,its affiliates, information providers and content providers shall have no liability for investment decisions or other actions taken or made by you based on the information provided.

Computer Vendors In India 
ITVoir brings to you highly comphrensive database of computer vendors across the country in an easy to search and use format.
This databse of computer vendors in India has been compiled through intense efforts of ITVoir team.

Computer Vendors In India

Computer Vendors In India - Delhi [Delhi]
Computer Vendors In India - Chandigarh [Punjab]
Computer Vendors In India - Mumbai [Maharashtra]
Computer Vendors In India - Banglore [Karnataka]
Computer Vendors In India - Agra[Uttar Pradesh]
Computer Vendors In India -Chennai[Tamil Nadu]
Computer Vendors In India - Kolkatta [West Bengal]
Computer Vendors In India - Kochi [Kerela]
Computer Vendors In India - Nagpur [Maharashtra]
Computer Vendors In India - Gurgaon[Haryana]

Follow us on:



Rohit Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Koenig Solutions, talks abo..

Rohit Aggarwal

Founder & CEO , Koenig Solutions

Rohit Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Koenig Solutions, talks about future technologies


Dr A S Prasad

Head - Product & Marketing , Emerson Network Power, ..

Dr A S Prasad, Head - Product & Marketing, Emerson Ne..

Shaifali Agarwal

Co-Founder , EASYFix

Shaifali Agarwal, Co-Founder, EASYFix, talks about a ..


SanDisk Global Product Launch_Hon Wai Cheah Gavin Wu and Manisha Sood unveiling the new product rangeIntel India announced the launch of Intel Future Scientist program in the state of KarnatakaPuneet Chadha, Director GSB, HP-IPG & Siddharth Malhotra, Director Arun&Rajive Pvt. Ltd. - unveiling the HP Wall ArtSeagate Back-up Plus Launch – (L-R) Mr. Futoshi Nizuma, Mr. Benshen Teh, Mr. Nermount Hoh and Mr. Rajesh Khurana unveiling the new product. Toshiba launches AOC TV appoints Ms. Kalki Koechlin as the Brand Ambassador; showcases new range of LCD & LED TVsFujitsu Launches two new Ultrabooks, LIFEBOOK    UH572  and LIFEBOOK    U772 in India. Asus associates with Intel and Microsoft launches mainstream Ultrabooks S Series and Thin and Light notebooks F series. L- R Mr. Unaez Quraishi, Sales, Mr. Alex Huang, MD,  System business Group, Asus India, Mr. Sumeet Gugnani, Director - Multinational Accounts, Microsoft India - Mr. Sandeep Aurora, Director of Marketing, Intel South Asia.