Has anyone thought of porting Linux to the MediaTek MT6226 or MT6227
processor?

Currently phones based on these CPUs are running an RTOS called MTK OS
that is based on Nucleus OS from Mentor Graphics.

See here:
http://www.mtk.com.tw/Products/MT6226.html
http://www.mtk.com.tw/Products/MT6227.html
http://home.comcast.net/~plutarch/CECT-P168.html
http://www.ed-china.com/ARTICLE_IMAG...URCES=DOWNLOAD