Opera joins LiMo Foundation

Opera Software today announced that it has joined the swelling ranks of mobile Linux leaders in the LiMo Foundation. Opera has a long history in developing its browser for the Linux platform and by joining this mobile Linux community the company hopes to contribute to the advancement of open and accessible mobile phone technology.

Opera’s ‘One Web’ vision revolves around the hope for a single, pervasive Internet, available to anyone, anywhere. By working closely with LiMo, Opera can ensure absolute compatibility with this platform, enabling easier development and faster time to market. Together, Opera and LiMo plan to nurture richer services, better user experiences and more affordable devices in the mobile industry by adhering to open standards-based development.

Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software, said: “We have always prided ourselves on producing a standards-based browser with the goal of running on any platform. Linux Mobile is a growing platform that epitomizes our ideals of a unified mobile Web where standardization reigns industry-wide. We look forward to joining forces with other LiMo members to keep mobile technology moving forward.”

The LiMo Foundation is currently more than 50 members strong. The consortium was founded in 2007 and includes members from the entire spectrum of the mobile phone industry, including its founder members Motorola, NEC, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Panasonic, Samsung and Vodafone.