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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

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 2.6 Linux. It has a rapid boot time of less than 1 second and an event broker. Its DevRocket graphical user interface is based on Eclipse (software). It also includes Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ALSA sound driver support for Embedded systems, standard on the Linux 2.6.21+ kernels.[2]

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