List of Linux distributions for smartphones, tablets and wearables

List of Linux distributions for smartphones, tablets and wearables

This list only includes independent, fully free and open source Linux distributions that are primarily designed to run on mobile devices.  Distributions are listed in alphabetical order.

Name Focus Supported devices Based on Android apps Interfaces
AsteroidOS Wearables 13 OpenEmbedded no Asteroid
LuneOS Smartphones, Tablets, SBCs 11 HP WebOS no webOS
Maemo Leste Smartphones, SBCs 11 Maemo/Devuan no Hildon
Manjaro Phone PinePhone 1 Arch no Phosh, Lomiri, Plasma Mobile
Mobian PinePhone 1 Debian no Phosh
Nemo All Sailfish devices - - yes Glacier
postmarketOS Phones, tablets, wearables 210+ Alpine Linux WIP 15+ different DEs
Ubuntu Touch (UBports) Phones, tablets 14 Ubuntu LTS possible (Anbox) Lomiri

Other mobile Linux distributions

Those distributions are not included in the list above for several reasons, but still available for reference.

Name Reason
Android/LineageOS/... Clearly not "an Android alternative" for older devices
KaiOS UI is not open source, only for a limited number of non-touch devices
PureOS Exclusively for Purism devices
Sailfish OS Not fully open source, not independent
SHR Underdeveloped, probably discontinued
Tizen Not independent, not fully open source, only for Samsung devices