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Re: Missing: Mobile Debian-Solution referring to Smartphone Operating Systems (Alternative to Google/Android OS)




On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 5:43 PM, Andreas Jakowidis wrote:

> Because of a long experience in developing Debian-Software since the year
> 1995 it would be
> important/necessary for everyone if you could offer Debian also as a mobile
> solution
> for smartphone hardware in near future.

This is a very difficult problem due to the lack of support for these
devices in the mainline Linux kernel and userspace hardware support.
Things are moving slowly on that front, with most work being done
outside of Debian upstream and in other distros. Please take a look
these pages:

https://wiki.debian.org/Mobile
https://postmarketos.org/

> So that everyone get the choice to substitute Google OS with a Debian Mobile
> OS.

Not all mobile device makers will allow the installation of
alternative operating systems. In particular Apple and Huawei and
probably more are blocking this.

https://www.xda-developers.com/xda-huawei-decision-stop-bootloader-unlocking/

> An own developed debian-based mobile-hardware is a further option.

Debian does not do hardware development but there are some folks doing
potentially useful hardware that could run Debian at some point in the
future:

https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/
https://www.pyra-handheld.com/
https://zerophone.org/
https://neo900.org/

-- 
bye,
pabs

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