News | November 19, 2008

MontaVista Provides Commercial-Quality Linux For Android Platform

YOKOHAMA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, today announced that it will support developers running MontaVista Linux for use with the Google Android platform. The company will be demonstrating the Android mobile platform running on a TI OMAP3 processor, one of the processors supported by MontaVista Linux, in booth E-07 at Embedded Technology 2008 in Yokohama, Japan, November 19-21.

"Over 50 million handsets have been powered by MontaVista Linux, making it the leading Linux OS in the mobile device market," said Joerg Bertholdt, vice president of marketing of MontaVista. "We are bringing MontaVista Linux's advanced features and hardware support, along with our professional Linux support, to developers of Android devices to help device manufacturers embrace the Android platform and bring innovative handsets to market quickly."

MontaVista provides a commercial quality Linux platform for mobile device manufacturers. Its broad hardware support, unmatched quality, and full support has made it the undisputed leader in the mobile Linux market. Its advanced power management, fast startup, and advanced connectivity provide the features mobile device manufactures require. In addition to powering a majority of today's Linux handsets, MontaVista Linux:

  • Is the only Linux to demonstrate support of and integration with all major Linux mobile software stacks
  • Is the only mobile Linux certified as being ready for IPv6
  • Provides support for new mobile device processors from Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, Texas Instruments and others
  • Was awarded "Best Software Innovation of the Year" for 2007 by EDN

"MontaVista Linux is a mature, mobile device platform that is in use today in the majority of production mobile devices based on Linux. We expect MontaVista Linux, combined with our world-class support, to become the Linux platform to power Android devices across a variety of new hardware platforms," said Bertholdt.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. MontaVista helps embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit

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