KDE Announces Linux Based Open Source Mobile OS: Plasma Mobile

KDE announces Plasma mobile OS

A new mobile OS has just made its entry. Linux world’s popular desktop environment KDE has its mobile avatar named Plasma Mobile. Plasma Mobile is just a mobile version of the desktop Plasma user interface that aims to provide convergence to KDE users. Which means you could be able to use the desktop apps on your mobile device, once convergence is ready.

Plasma Mobile features

Key features and notable points about KDE’s Plasma Mobile can be summarized as below:KDE Plasma Mobile on Nexus 5

  • Free and open source mobile OS
  • Based on Kubuntu, with an Android graphics driver it runs on top of the Wayland display server
  • Privacy focused
  • Just like desktop version, customization and personalization is also focus of Plasma Mobile
  • Plasma apps and widgets
  • Ubuntu touch apps
  • Sailfish apps (proposed)
  • Nemo apps (proposed)
  • Android apps (proposed)

State of Plasma Mobile development

A prototype is available and users can test Plasma Mobile on their LG Nexus 5 device almost the same way as installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus. You can do basic mobile operations such as placing a call, answering it etc. If you are interested, you can see this demo of Plasma Mobile running on Nexus 5.

You can get more information about Plasma Mobile from their website:

Plasma Mobile

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Created It's FOSS 11 years ago to share my Linux adventures. Have a Master's degree in Engineering and years of IT industry experience. Huge fan of Agatha Christie detective mysteries 🕵️‍♂️

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