Several developers from the mobile world have recently announced their intention to create a free Gnu / Linux platform for mobile devices. This is nothing new, but your short and medium term plans are. The interest of these developers is create a platform that works for both Android and Ubuntu Phone as for the rest of operating systems that use Gnu / Linux and its kernel.
The above project it's called Project Halium and it seems to be the salvation for users who acquired a terminal with Ubuntu Phone in its day.
The core idea of Project Halium is to build a platform on top of the Android core, then evolve that foundation so that the operating system has the best of each platform. Something that is not very difficult because all have a similar evolution except for the hybris layer.
The Halium Project could be the salvation for many users with Ubuntu Phone or Plasma Mobile
The Hybris or Lihybris layer is an intermediate layer that communicates the Android or Linux kernel with other layers or interfaces such as the graphical interface or the communications layer. This layer has always been a problem for the development of a single type of applications since all development teams created a different layer, wasting resources and creating more fragmentation.
The Halium project it is not intended to replace some of these free platforms but it does try to be a reference platform to reduce the fragmentation of operating systems and unify platforms and applications under the same project.
This Free Software project sounds very interesting and looks like an alternative to Ubuntu Phone devices, but unfortunately, Halium is not an instant solution. In any case, it seems that the users of this platform will not be forgotten like other Software projects. Do not you think?