In Pictures: Linux for mobile. A visual history

A look through the history of Linux-based mobile platforms.

Firefox OS Which brings us to April 2013 and the release of the first set of mobile phones powered by Mozilla's Firefox OS. It originally launched in July 2012, and first began shipping hardware just nine months later. Let's just call that impressive. As you may have guessed, Firefox OS relies on web technologies (HTML5/Javascript) for application development.

That brings us to the present. At the moment, Linux dominates the mobile landscape, without even the slightest doubt, thanks to the success of the Android platform. And, with several new Linux-based systems jumping into the mobile world, the next decade could be just as crazy and exciting as the last one.

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