Plasma Mobile
Plasma Mobile logo.svg
Plasma Mobile phone.png
Developer(s)KDE, Blue Systems
Stable release
5.24.4[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 29 March 2022
Preview release
n/a
Repository
Written inC++, QML
Operating systemLinux
LicenseGPLv2
Websiteplasma-mobile.org

Plasma Mobile is a Plasma variant for smartphones.[2][3][4] It is currently available for the Pinephone, and supported devices for postmarketOS such as the OnePlus 6.[5]

After Plasma Active sponsor Coherent Theory (under the Make·Play·Live brand)[6][7] had given up their ambitions to release a tablet computer,[8] Blue Systems emerged as new sponsor and shifted the focus of Plasma's handheld work towards smartphones.[9][10]

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.[2] Plasma Mobile runs on Wayland and it is compatible with Ubuntu Touch applications.[9] While not a priority, Android application support through Anbox could eventually come to the OS.[11][12]

PinePhone - KDE Community Edition was made available as pre-orders on 1 December 2020.[13][14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "KDE Plasma 5.24.4, Bugfix Release for March". 29 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Swapnil Bhartiya (25 July 2015). "KDE Community announces fully open source Plasma Mobile". ITworld. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ 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.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ 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.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "FAQ". www.plasma-mobile.org. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  6. ^ Byfield, Bruce. "Orchestration". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  7. ^ "Akademy: Plasma Active and Make Play Live". lwn.net.
  8. ^ Larabel, Michael (2014-05-24). "Improv Open ARM Board Failure Leads To A Ton Of In-Fighting". Phoronix. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Embracing Mobile". sebas' blog. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  11. ^ "FAQ". www.plasma-mobile.org. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  12. ^ Kügler, Sebastian (2015-07-25). "Plasma Mobile, a Free Mobile Platform". KDE.news. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  13. ^ "PinePhone: KDE community edition". Plasma Mobile. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-03-05.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Introducing the PinePhone - KDE Community edition". KDE Community. 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2021-03-05.