Yesterday we were able to know through the KDE project blog news that has surprised many. KDE will create a new mobile operating system called Plasma Mobile. Plasma Mobile will have a very, very ambitious goal. Plasma Mobile will be able to run any app from any other operating system. So Plasma Mobile will be able to accept Android, Ubuntu Touch, iOS and Windows Phone apps.
Plasma Mobile will be totally free and any company can use it without having to pay anything for it, also, like Ubuntu Touch, it can be installed on smartphones with android but this does not mean that Plasma Mobile is an android rom but that it is a system Independent.
So ... how will Plasma Mobile work?
The basis of Plasma Mobile will be the QT libraries, libraries that are used in many apps of almost all mobile operating systems and that will make Plasma Mobile as versatile and powerful as it seems, according to the KDE team. Plasma Mobile will also have apps and functions from KDE and Kubuntu, something that has caught my attention because a priori it seems that the intention of Plasma Mobile will be to be a KDE for mobiles.
Plasma Mobile News
The first Plasma Mobile prototypes are already on the street and development is being carried out with LG Nexus 5. Also, thanks to ExoPC, this operating system can be tested on computers and some mobiles that support this program. As you can see in the video, Plasma Mobile already supports phone calls and the odd app works, however we cannot yet certify the proper functioning of apps for other operating systems in Plasma Mobile.
Personally, I find this project very ambitious. Although it seems that it is possible, it is hard to believe that KDE manages to make all the apps work on its operating system and that companies like Google or Apple have not. Even so, it seems that it will be a great rival for Ubuntu Touch and for the rest of operating systems.or maybe not?