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MontaVista Readies New Linux Mobile Phone OS

Sep 26, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"MontaVista will ship a 'fifth-generation' Linux-based operating system for mobile phones in mid-November. The company says Mobilinux 5.0 will offer new security, power, networking, and quick-boot capabilities, along with footprint reductions, real-time improvements, and lower build costs for vendors of handsets and other mobile consumer devices.

"Mobilinux is MontaVista's brand name for the version of its Linux-based OS aimed at mobile devices such as phones. MontaVista claims that Mobilinux powers '90 percent of Linux smartphones,' while reductions in footprint may enable future success in lower-end phones..."

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