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Toyota Motorsport president and FOTA vice-chairman John Howett did not wish to be drawn, other than to say: "The commercial rights holder understands what's required to get our signatures on the Concorde Agreement, and agreement with them is very close.
They then went on to say that the FIA and the commercial rights holder have campaigned to divide FOTA.
He forced Mosley and Luca di Montezemolo, the Ferrari president and FOTA chairman, to settle their differences before yesterday's World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris.
With Android quickly gaining traction across the mobile industry, manufacturers and platform providers are turning to Red Bend as a trusted partner to provide our innovative and proven solutions for FOTA and DM to Android handsets," said Yoram Salinger, CEO of Red Bend Software.
Last week, the Sunday Mercury revealed that FOTA could be forced to close its head office in the Midlands because of Birmingham City Council's refusal to allow street collections in the city this year.
Operators work closely with handset manufacturers to integrate FOTA technology into their mobile phones and connected devices, to ensure they can be managed and updated uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air.
A number of meetings, both internally and within FOTA - an umbrella organisation that includes 11 of the marques with the exception of Hispania Racing - have since taken place.
Ecclestone is firmly of the belief the battle between motor sport's world governing body and the eight teams that comprise FOTA will be resolved within days.
The peace deal struck between FIA president Max Mosley, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and FOTA chief Luca di Montezemolo has crumbled.
The furore follows a meeting of the FIA's Sporting Working Group chaired by Charlie Whiting, with the FOTA eight - Ferrari, McLaren, BMW Sauber, Renault, Toyota, Red Bull Racing, Toro Rosso and Brawn GP - as well as Williams, Force India and the three new teams in US F1, Campos Meta and Manor Grand Prix.
A FOTA statement said its members had no choice but to walk out when the FIA representative, Charlie Whiting, said that as things stand the eight teams do not have official entries in the 2010 world championship and could not have any input into the rules.
Prosperous Toyota Motorsport president and FOTA vice-chairman John Howett said: "I'm pleased FOTA's proposals have been endorsed and approved by the WMSC.