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Google puts kibosh on talk of LiMo partnership, says Android is 80 percent done

Chris Ziegler

Gotta be a lot of pressure out there in Mountain View lately, what with the LiMo Foundation's 20-plus shipping handsets, 50-plus members, and seemingly no shortage of momentum heading into the second half of the year. Despite all that, though, Android's Eric Chu says that it still has no interest in exploring a partnership with that other 800-pound mobile Linux consortium out there, primarily because it doesn't want too many cooks in the kitchen while it puts the finishing touches on its user experience. Speaking of finishing touches, Chu says that the core platform is now roughly 80 percent complete and still expects it to be open-sourced and delivered on production handsets by the end of the year. By then, LiMo could very well have another round or two of phones on the market -- and with the Symbian threat as real as ever, Google certainly may not be sitting as pretty as they seemed to be way back at the announcement.

[Via mocoNews]

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