DeveloperMontaVista Software
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelOpen source
Latest release5.0 / 5.0.24
Marketing targetEmbedded system
PlatformsARM architecture
Kernel typeMonolithic kernel

Mobilinux is a discontinued Linux distribution by MontaVista.[1] It was announced on April 25, 2005.


In 2005, PalmSource joined MontaVista to collaborate on Mobilinux.[2]

In April 2005, version 4.0 was released.[3] In 2007, version 5.0 was released.[4]


Around 35 million devices have run on Mobilinux, mainly in Asian markets. argued that because it was controlled by a single company and targeted mobile operators, it did not generated a large developer community.[5] It has been used on smartphones and NAS devices. The Motorola ROKR ran Mobilinux.[6]

Hardware support

It had support for the Freescale's i.MX31 chipset.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Ilyas, Mohammad (2006). Smartphones. Syed Ahson. Chicago, Ill.: IEC. pp. 113–117. ISBN 978-1-931695-50-3. OCLC 65340949.
  2. ^ Staff, ZDNet. "PalmSource gets cosier with Linux". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  3. ^ Pilato, Fabrizio. "MontaVista's Mobilinux 4.0 for mobile and wireless devices | Mobile Magazine". Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  4. ^ Gohring, Nancy (2007-09-26). "MontaVista releases new Linux-based mobile phone OS". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  5. ^ "Symbian to be another open mobile platform []". Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  6. ^ Webwereld, Redactie. "6 geflopte mobiele besturingssystemen". Webwereld. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  7. ^ Hochmuth, Phil (2006-11-27). "Linux on Zune soon?". Network World. Retrieved 2021-05-18.