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




Hello,

On 8/15/18 12:30 PM, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> Dear Andreas,
>
> Quoting Andreas Jakowidis <ajakow@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> 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.
>
> Debian has a long history on mobile devices, going back to the Nokia
> N770¹
> and the OpenMoko². For current developments, please check the Debian
> mobile
> wiki page³, mailing list⁴ and IRC channel⁵.

https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianFSO may be worth a look. I mean, we
once had the complete stack in Debian. I do not think that work
transitioned to salsa.

Cheers,

Steffen

>
> Recent mobile devices running Debian or similar are the e.g. GPD Pocket⁶,
> the Purism Librem 5⁷ (maybe available next year), or the Pyra Handheld⁸
> (maybe available this year).
>
> There are also developers trying to run Debian on different Android
> devices,
> with different levels of success. Very often, it is not possible to
> update
> the kernel, because drivers are not upstreamed or even non-free.
>
> Cheers, Martin
>
> ¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_770_Internet_Tablet
> ² https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openmoko
> ³ https://wiki.debian.org/Mobile
> ⁴ https://lists.debian.org/debian-mobile/
> ⁵ #debian-mobile on irc.oftc.net
> ⁶ http://www.gpd.hk/gpdpocket
> ⁷ https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/
> ⁸ https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/pages/pyra/
>