Samsung, LG, RIM and Sharp will support JIL widget specs

The Joint Innovation Lab (JIL), whose members include Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile and Softbank, announced that top handset makers agreed to support the JIL widget specification in phones released starting the first quarter of 2010.

The handset makers are: Samsung, LG, Research in Motion and Sharp. It is the first time when giant phone manufactures announce their global commitment to the JIL widget standard.

Reportedly, the Joint Innovation Lab’s widgets “will be capable of enhancing the mobile internet experience for customers on a variety of smartphones as well as mid- and low-cost handsets across several operating systems and distributed through JIL operators’ applications stores”.

JIL widgets

Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile and Softbank have a combined user base of more than 1 billion around the world (North America, Europe, Asia and Africa).

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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