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OS familyLinux
Working stateDiscontinued
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Official websiteMOTODEV > Technologies > MOTOMAGX

MotoMagx was a Linux kernel-based mobile operating system developed and launched in 2007 by Motorola to run on their mid-to-high-end mobile phones. The system was based on MontaVista's Mobilinux. Originally intended for 60% of their upcoming devices,[1] it was soon dropped in favor of Android and Windows Mobile operating systems.[2]

MOTOMAGX was only compatible with Motorola's GSM/UMTS devices (as shown below). This was due to the lack of an implementation compatible with Qualcomm CDMA2000 devices. As a result, Motorola often sold multiple device variants with radically different firmware. For example, the Motorola RAZR2 on T-Mobile shipped with MOTOMAGX, whereas the RAZR2 on Verizon Wireless shipped with Motorola's P2k firmware.

This created significant confusion for customers,[citation needed] as the user experience varied widely between two identical devices, simply based on which carrier they were on.


Phones based on this OS are: