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    Phoronix: Necunos Mobile: A New Open-Source Linux Phone With KDE Plasma Mobile

    Most of those wanting an open-source, GNU/Linux-based smartphone have been looking forward to Purism's Librem 5 that will hopefully be shipping in 2019. But now a new option appears to be jumping on the scene: the Necunos Mobile developed by Necuno Solutions in cooperation with the KDE camp...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ile-KDE-Plasma

  • #2
    no hardware and software data.

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    • #3
      Michael, you listed WiFi twice.

      WiFi, "possibly" LTE cellular, WiFi

      It'll be interesting to see what this becomes as more information becomes available.

      I'm pretty much an exclusive Plasma user these days so it'll be nice to have a mobile device that has a similar look and feel to my desktop and integrates well with it; the current Plasma/mobile solutions are coming along nicely, IMHO, and this should make it even better. Also because my current phone, an LG G3, is getting pretty dated and I don't really want iOS or Ad-droid...I used to love Android and roms and all that...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
        no hardware and software data.
        A quad core i.MX6 and a 5.5" display aren't hardware data?
        Running the 4.14 kernel and KDE mobile aren't software data?

        Of course, there is more to know, but this is still enough to pique someone's interest or not.

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        • #5
          Count me in. Though micro-USB rather than USB-C is a disappointment.

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          • #6
            explicit kernel version implies no vanilla/upstream.
            Missing Bluetooth? Omission I hope...
            "Oldish" i.MX6 -> no x265 decoding?

            Awesome that another one is springing up, but I'll stay with Librem...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Serafean View Post
              explicit kernel version implies no vanilla/upstream.
              Missing Bluetooth? Omission I hope...
              "Oldish" i.MX6 -> no x265 decoding?

              Awesome that another one is springing up, but I'll stay with Librem...
              Actually it seems that it doesn't have the bluetooth indeed: https://necunos.com/mobile/
              By the way, these Linux mobile phones must be sold at budget price to begin, I will never buy a Librem5 for 600 bucks...

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              • #8
                The average $80 tablet has better hardware... no bluetooth is a dealbreaker probably not difficult to add via one of the USB HSIC ports. I won't be supprised if that iMX. 6 chip is EOL before it starts shipping.
                Last edited by cb88; 11-29-2018, 12:14 PM.

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                • #9
                  Both of those open source phones will be a flop and will never be here: https://www.kimovil.com/en/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Danielsan View Post
                    Actually it seems that it doesn't have the bluetooth indeed: https://necunos.com/mobile/
                    Nothing on this page suggests that Bluetooth would be omitted. That's basically unthinkable.

                    Originally posted by Danielsan View Post
                    By the way, these Linux mobile phones must be sold at budget price to begin, I will never buy a Librem5 for 600 bucks...
                    Maybe for you, but freedom of software is worth a lot.

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