Linux for mobile devices

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As can be learned from the article Linux range of use, Linux kernel-based operating systems are ubiquitously found on diverse hardware platforms. This article, Linux for mobile devices, is about the use of Linux kernel-based operating systems on all sorts of mobile devices, whose primary or only Human interface device (HID) is a touchscreen.

This mainly comprises smartphones and tablet computers, but also some mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) portable media players that come with a touchscreen separately.


Operating systems[edit]

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Relationships between mer and Tizen

This is a list of many Linux kernel-based operating systems used on mobile devices. They differ from one another in parts of the middleware or the entire middleware, and in that they employ individual UIs.




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