Azingo, a developer of mobile software platform which is based on Linux and also other open services has announced core components of Common Integration Environment (CIE) at CES by LiMo Foundation. This CIE will be used by leading handset manufacturers to develop and test future releases which will be Linux based platform for mobile phones. Azingo is a core member of LiMo Foundation.
The LiMo Foundation’s CIE includes Azingo’s software phone emulator, testing and bug tracking tools, software management tools and Azingo’s reference mobile phone applications that use the LiMo platform’s application programming interfaces (APIs).
Azingo’s technology is going to improve LiMo members’ ability to eliminate redundant and unnecessary development by reducing fragmentation in the Linux mobile handset market.
Morgan Gillis, executive director of the LiMo Foundation commented, “LiMo selected Azingo because its technology is ideally suited to managing, integrating and testing an advanced mobile phone platform comprised of software contributed from a global ecosystem of mobile phone manufacturers and the open source community.”
He further explained, “All future contributors to LiMo’s mobile phone platform will use our common integration environment powered by Azingo’s technology.”
Mahesh Veerina, CEO of Azingo stated, “We are honored that the industry’s leading operators and handset manufacturers have chosen to place their trust in us.”
“We’re pleased to have our technology play such a central role in the future development of the industry’s next-generation of mobile phones,” added Veerina.
The CIE will be used by LiMo’s platform integration team and the member’s will engineer the team to integrate and validate future software releases, maximizing collaboration, eliminating redundant integration efforts and shortening platform release schedules in 2008.
The LiMo Foundation was initially founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone to benefit the mobile industry by lowering development costs, increasing flexibility and supporting a richer mobile ecosystem. All these factors contribute to the group’s ultimate objective of creating compelling, differentiated and enhanced consumer experiences.