Librem 5 Linux will be compatible with Ubuntu Phone

Librem 5 Linux and Ubuntu Phone

There are very few hours left until the new version of Ubuntu is launched, but it will not be the only thing we have new with a Humanity flavor. Recently there has been talk of Librem 5 Linux, a smartphone that will come out with Gnu / Linux operating systems and that has announced that it will have Ubuntu Phone from UBPorts. This being the smartphone that many expected, then really it will be the first smartphone to come out for the mobile operating system that Ubuntu created.

The terminal seeks to have totally free software and therefore will have three operating systems to be chosen by the user. Two of them will be PurismOS, one with Gnome and another with Plasma Mobile and the third operating system will be Ubuntu Phone or Ubuntu Touch.In this launch process, the UBPorts team will intervene by adapting Ubuntu Phone to the device so that when it is launched it is as optimal as possible for the user. The leader of the UBPorts project has spoken about this project confirming their collaboration and the work they have started so that Librem 5 Linux can be distributed with Ubuntu Touch.

As we have said before, this development is very important for Ubuntu Phone, not only because it revitalizes it but because it is the first smartphone to be created or distributed with this operating system. will encourage the development of the platform and by extension the launch of new devices that are designed for Ubuntu Phone.

Although perhaps the most interesting thing is that this launch will give new resources to the UBPorts project for portability to new devices that are compatible with Ubuntu Touch and new updates for the operating system. So it seems that there is no doubt about the life of the Ubuntu Phone project, a project that has not fallen on deaf ears and that may cause Canonical to lament in the not too distant future, don't you think?

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  1.   kdelife said

    Well, I always call myself the attention of ubuntu phone, firefox os, windows phone, blackberry, plasma phone in short because I like diversity to choose and as everyone knows the market is for android and iphone but I am glad that it was not done to sack broken ubuntu I hope they do well and are on the market I can not say the same about windows phone or firefoxos, because they already died

  2.   elcondonrotodegnu said

    Very good news, without a doubt! 🙂

  3.   abp said

    I just hope they don't forget to keep updating the "old" terminals that were once released with Ubutu touch. I bought the Aquaris 5 HD ubuntu Edition from BQ at the time and I had a bad taste in my mouth with how the experience ended.

    I'll go through the UBPorts page and check if my terminal still has a "future". If not, I very much doubt that I would throw myself back into the early-adopter for one of these terminals. I will continue with my rooted Xiaomi, which for the Gnu / Linux freaks is the closest thing to having a full experience without leaving our social life on the road (That's why catching a mobile without WhatsApp, or 90% of the applications that you unite the rest of the universe ...).

    1.    Enrique said

      I encourage you to go through the ubports page, I have the same mobile and for almost a year I have installed the ubports version, a great job these people are doing maintaining the abandoned canonical distro.

      1.    abp said

        Thanks Enrique, I'll take a look at it. Although I no longer use the terminal, for reasons that I identified in my comment, I do save it as my backup terminal. I will check it in case it can be updated.