Mobilinux


Mobilinux
Mobilinux
Mobilinux logo
Company / developer MontaVista Software
OS family Unix-like embedded operating systems
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest stable release 5.0 / 5.0.24
Marketing target Embedded systems
Supported platforms ARM architecture
Kernel type Monolithic kernel
Official website www.mobilinux.com

Mobilinux is a distribution of the Linux operating system, targeted to smartphones. It was announced by MontaVista Software on April 25, 2005.

Mobilinux is based on open source and open standard technology, designed for scalability and maximized battery power usage for single-chip mobile phones. More than 35 million phones and other mobile devices run on Mobilinux, far more than any other commercial Linux.[1]

Mobilinux is powered by a version 2.6 Linux kernel, and offers less than one second boot times, and an event broker. It also includes ALSA sound driver support for Embedded systems, standard on the Linux 2.6.21+ kernels.[2] There exists MontaVista DevRocket software (based on Eclipse (software)) as an easy development environment for this platform.

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