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Linux as a mobile OS, much more than just Android

These days it seems like Android is on the lips of every tech geek out there, and it is arguably one of the most successful Linux-based products ever. But Android is not the only Linux-based mobile OS in town. Far from it.

In fact, Linux is such a common base for mobile operating systems that you may very well have used feature phones or smartphones running Linux without ever realizing it.

Here below we will present 10 Linux-based mobile OSs other than Android, and these aren’t even all that exist.

(Note that with “mobile OS,” this article refers to an OS that runs on some type of mobile phone.)

LiMo

LiMoLiMo is a Linux-based platform for handheld devices, developed by the LiMo Foundation. The LiMo Foundation consists of a number of prominent mobile makers and network operators such as NTT Docomo, Panasonic, Samsung and NEC, and is used in several different smartphones from these companies. More than 50 LiMo handset models have been released in various parts of the world so far.

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