background preloader

Distributions (Mobile LInux)

Facebook Twitter

Ubuntu Mobile & Touch

SHR (operating system) The current unstable and testing release is for Openmoko's Neo 1973 and FreeRunner, both having an ARM architecture.

SHR (operating system)

At the moment SHR Core is being ported to Nexus S, GTA04 and Nokia N900 devices. The following software packages are shipped and pre-installed by default: Bada. Bada (stylized as bada; Korean: 바다) was an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.


It was developed by Samsung Electronics. Its name is derived from "바다 (bada)", meaning "ocean" or "sea" in Korean. It ranges from mid- to high-end smartphones.[3] To foster adoption of Bada OS, since 2011 Samsung reportedly has considered releasing the source code under an open-source license, and expanding device support to include Smart TVs.[4] Samsung announced in June 2012 intentions to merge Bada into the Tizen project,[5][6] but would meanwhile use its own Bada operating system, in parallel with Google Android OS and Microsoft Windows Phone, for its smartphones.

All Bada-powered devices are branded under the Wave name, but not all of Samsung's Android-powered devices are branded under the name Galaxy. OpenZaurus. OpenZaurus is a defunct embedded operating system for the Sharp Zaurus personal mobile tool PDA.


History[edit] The OpenZaurus project was revamped completely, becoming Debian-based built from source, from the ground up. Due to the change in direction, OpenZaurus became quite similar to other embedded Debian-based distributions, such as Familiar for the iPAQ. OpenZaurus, in its current form, facilitates an easy method for users to build their own custom images. Openmoko Linux.

For the project that includes both hardware and software development, see Openmoko.

Openmoko Linux

Openmoko Linux is an operating system for smartphones developed by the Openmoko project. It is based on the Ångström distribution, comprising various pieces of free software.[1] The main targets of Openmoko Linux were the Openmoko Neo 1973 and the Neo FreeRunner. Furthermore there were efforts to port the system to other mobile phones.[2] Firefox OS. Firefox OS[5] (project name: Boot to Gecko, also known as B2G)[6] is a Linux kernel-based open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers[7] and is set to be used on smart TVs.[8] It is being developed by Mozilla, the non-profit organization best known for the Firefox web browser.

Firefox OS

Firefox OS was publicly demonstrated in February 2012, on Android-compatible smartphones,[10][11] and again in 2013 running on Raspberry Pi.[12] In January 2013, at CES 2013, ZTE confirmed they would be shipping a smartphone with Firefox OS,[13] and on July 2, 2013, Telefónica launched the first commercial Firefox OS based phone, ZTE Open, in Spain[14][15] which was quickly followed by GeeksPhone's Peak+.[16] Sailfish OS. Software architecture[edit] The architecture is: Hardware Sailfish OS is designed to run on embedded environments,[3] such as phones and tablets.

Sailfish OS

Kernel Sailfish OS makes use of the Linux kernel[5] with some modifications.[6] Core Components. Tizen. MeeGo. MeeGo was a Linux-based free mobile operating system project resulting from the fusion of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo operating systems.[1] Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market, MeeGo was designed to act as an operating system for hardware platforms such as netbooks, entry-level desktops, nettops, tablet computers, mobile computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, SmartTV / ConnectedTV, IPTV-boxes, smart phones, and other embedded systems.[2] MeeGo is currently hosted by the Linux Foundation.[3] History[edit] MeeGo was first announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2010 by Intel and Nokia in a joint press conference.

The stated aim is to merge the efforts of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo former projects into one new common project. Moblin. Moblin, short for 'mobile Linux', was an open source operating system and application stack for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops and embedded devices.[1] It first merged with the Maemo effort and then both were integrated with the MeeGo project.


Nokia stopped all MeeGo development after switching to Windows Phone. Intel discontinued work on MeeGo using Tizen instead. After the MeeGo project was scrapped, a group of people left Nokia and formed their own company, Jolla OY. Jolla is currently developing the successor of MeeGo, Sailfish OS. Built around the Intel Atom processor, all builds were designed to minimize boot times and power consumption as a netbook and MID-centric operating system.

Few commercial products existed around Moblin 2 most prominently a Foxconn netbook[7] and an InvenTech smartphone,[8] both announced at Computex 2009. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2010, MSI and Novell announced SUSE Moblin preloaded on the MSI U135 netbook. Maemo. Maemo is a software platform developed by Nokia and then handed over to Hildon Foundation for smartphones and Internet tablets.[2] It is based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.


The platform comprises the Maemo operating system and the Maemo SDK. The user interface in Maemo 4 is similar to many hand-held interfaces, and features a "home" screen, which acts as a central point from which all applications and settings are accessed. WebOS. WebOS also known as LG webOS, Open webOS or HP webOS, is a Linux kernel-based operating system for smart TVs,[1] and formerly a mobile operating system.[2] Initially developed by Palm, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, the operating system was later sold to LG Electronics.


Through all iterations of the operating system (Palm, HP and now LG) the official name has been consistently stylized as webOS (lowercase 'w').[3][note 1] Palm launched WebOS in January 2009, then called Palm WebOS. Various versions of WebOS have been featured on several devices, including Pre, Pixi, and Veer phones and the HP TouchPad tablet. The latest version, 3.0.5, was released on January 12, 2012. After abandoning the TouchPad and the proposed sale of the HP Personal Systems Group, HP made the platform open source, and it became Open WebOS. Code specific to the existing devices was released as WebOS Community Edition (CE), with support for the existing HP hardware. Replicant (operating system) An example of phone information in Replicant, including a brief hardware description The software that was in charge of handling the communication with the modem (which is called Radio Interface Layer – RIL) was then replaced by free code, thus making the telephony part usable.

Replicant (operating system)

A library handling the GPS was then adapted from free code that was originally written for another phone and permitted the HTC Dream to have GPS working with Replicant.[13] Early versions of Replicant were based on the Android Open Source Project code, while versions 2.2 (April 2011) and later use CyanogenMod as their base, in order to make supporting more devices easier.[14][15] As development continued, many members of the original Replicant team retired from the project, making Denis "GNUtoo" Carikli the only remaining member from the original team still actively working on the project.

Android (operating system) Mobile Linux Distributions. Linux Distributions. Unix & Linux.