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Intel buys OpenedHand

Intel has acquired OpenedHand, a London-based company which specialises in mobile Linux development and services, for an undisclosed sum.

Microsoft to continue charging mobile license fees

Reuters reports that Microsoft plans to continue charging handset makers an estimated US$8 to US$15 licensing fee for its Windows Mobile operating system despite growing competition from royalty-free software offerings such as Linux, Google’s Android and Nokia’s Symbian

LiMo Foundation plays on Google threat

The Limo Foundation – the consortium behind mobile Linux-based operating system LiMo Platform – is attempting to take some of the spotlight off rival Android during the GSMA Mobile World Congress this week, announcing today a number of new developments and claiming that some mobile operators are fearful of Google’s high-profile platform.

Mobile Linux smartphone specs updated

Cellular News reports that mobile Linux handset trade group, LiMo Foundation, has announced the completion of specifications for the second release of the LiMo Platform (R2).

Microsoft rivals near patent deal in bid to protect Linux

Wall Street Journal reports that, in an effort to avert any legal threat that might discourage the adoption of Linux, a group of Microsoft rivals is about to acquire a set of patents formerly owned by the software giant.