The LiMo Foundation announced the addition of 9 more members to their partnership, bringing the total to around 30 players. The newest members are Orange, Access Co., AMD, FueTrek, Open-Plug, Renesas Technology, Samsung SDS, SoftBank and STMicroelectronics. Just short of the Open Handset Alliance’s 34 founding members, these guys might pose the biggest threat to Google’s deployment of Android. Either that or they act as the slightly smaller step-brother who keeps getting Google headlines and brand awareness. We defy you to find an article mentioning LiMo where Android is not in the same piece. It’s nothing but free publicity for Google and pals.
Anybody wanna wager on how long it takes for Google to pick up a few more partners in the OHA? Who thinks Google might just break out their wallet and wave it at LiMo and tell them to put on Android hats?