Anyone looking to fight the Android
machine is likely going to need to roll in the heavy artillery, and that's exactly the kind of momentum the LiMo Foundation
is looking to build with an announcement today that they've added five -- count 'em, five
new members to their merry band. Most notable of the bunch are Huawei, the Chinese hardware firm just now making inroads into the American market
, and Trolltech, the company possibly best known for its now-discontinued Greenphone
Linux candybar that develops and maintains the Qtopia platform. Existing members include NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Motorola, NEC, Samsung, and Vodafone, giving these guys some serious firepower in founder NTT's ongoing effort to establish a consistent Linux-based platform across its handsets. Of course, the Japanese megacarrier is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, too, so maybe everyone can end up playing nice in the name of open source success after all.