Verizon Wireless, Mozilla, Others Back LiMo

Verizon Wireless, SK Telecom and Mozilla are among the latest group of companies throwing their weight behind the LiMo Foundation’s open mobile Linux operating system. Infineon Technologies, Kvaleberg, Red Bend Software, Sagem and SFR also added their support.

MocoNews reports that although Verizon Wireless has now publicly said it will add Linux to the platforms it supports, this doesn’t mean it won’t add support for Google’s Android in the future. As for why it opted for Linux first, Kyle Malady, a network VP at Verizon Wireless, noted that LiMo already has handsets on the market and supporters from all parts of the industry, while the first Android phone has yet to make an appearance.