Plasma Mobile
Developer(s)KDE, Blue Systems
Stable release
5.22.4 (27 July 2021; 2 months ago (2021-07-27)) [±][1]
Preview release
5.22 Beta (13 May 2021; 4 months ago (2021-05-13)) [±][2]
Written inC++, QML
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGPLv2
Websiteplasma-mobile.org

Plasma Mobile is a Plasma variant for smartphones.[3][4][5] It is currently available for the Pinephone, and supported devices for postmarketOS such as the OnePlus 6.[6]

After Plasma Active sponsor Coherent Theory (under the Make·Play·Live brand)[7][8] had given up their ambitions to release a tablet computer,[9] Blue Systems emerged as new sponsor and shifted the focus of Plasma's handheld work towards smartphones.[10][11]

The official announcement of the new form-factor interface was on 25 July 2015 at Akademy, accompanied by a working prototype running on a Nexus 5.[3] Plasma Mobile runs on Wayland and it is compatible with Ubuntu Touch applications.[10] While not a priority, Android application support through Anbox could eventually come to the OS.[12][13]

PinePhone - KDE Community Edition was made available as pre-orders on 1 December 2020.[14][15]

See also

References

  1. ^ "KDE Plasma 5.22.4, Bugfix Release for July". KDE.org.
  2. ^ "Plasma 5.22 Beta". KDE.
  3. ^ a b Swapnil Bhartiya (25 July 2015). "KDE Community announces fully open source Plasma Mobile". ITworld. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  4. ^ February 5, Jack Wallen in Software on; 2018; Pst, 8:43 Am. "Why KDE's Plasma Mobile is the ideal platform for Linux fans and developers". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2021-06-07.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Jan 2021, Max Eddy 28; P.m, 3:04 (2021-01-28). "Break Away From Android: 7 Free Open-Source Mobile OSes to Try". PCMag. Retrieved 2021-06-07.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "FAQ". www.plasma-mobile.org. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  7. ^ Byfield, Bruce. "Orchestration". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  8. ^ "Akademy: Plasma Active and Make Play Live". lwn.net.
  9. ^ Larabel, Michael (2014-05-24). "Improv Open ARM Board Failure Leads To A Ton Of In-Fighting". Phoronix. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  10. ^ a b Bhartiya, Swapnil (25 July 2015). "Sebastian Kügler: KDE's Plasma Mobile is running on Plasma 5 and Kubuntu". ITworld. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Embracing Mobile". sebas' blog. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  12. ^ "FAQ". www.plasma-mobile.org. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  13. ^ Kügler, Sebastian (2015-07-25). "Plasma Mobile, a Free Mobile Platform". KDE.news. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  14. ^ "PinePhone: KDE community edition". Plasma Mobile. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  15. ^ "Introducing the PinePhone - KDE Community edition". KDE Community. 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2021-03-05.