Wind River Systems and Celunite announced a partnership to develop an advanced mobile phone platform for Linux mobile handsets.
Wind River Systems is a leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), and Celunite is a developer of a next-generation mobile Linux software platform.
By integrating the Celunite mobile Linux platform, mobile applications suite and development tools with Wind River’s Linux kernel and development tools, the companies will reduce development costs and shorten delivery schedules for the entire mobile phone industry: chipset manufacturers, OEMs, integrators and operators.
Wind River and Celunite are both core members of the LiMo Foundation, founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone to develop the world’s first globally competitive, Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. The LiMo Foundation aims to provide key benefits for the mobile industry including lower development costs, increased flexibility and a richer mobile ecosystem – all of which contribute to the group’s ultimate objective of creating compelling, differentiated and enhanced consumer experiences.
“Creating a world-class mobile Linux development environment that tightly incorporates commercial Linux with a next-generation mobile phone platform is valuable to both the LiMo Foundation’s members and the larger mobile development community,” said John Bruggeman, Chief Marketing Officer at Wind River.
“Our alliance creates a winning solution for the mobile industry, a big step for standardized mobile development,” said Mahesh Veerina, Chief Executive Officer at Celunite. “Together our companies will offer a reliable, comprehensive Linux platform, applications, tools and mobile Linux engineering services with worldwide support.”
Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition, is a Linux development and deployment solution for mobile handsets, digital TV and consumer electronics manufacturers. The Celunite Linux-based software platform includes a world-class mobile applications suite, advanced and comprehensive mobile middleware frameworks, a mobile-optimized Linux kernel and an open source-based software development environment.