More Details On KDE Plasma Mobile, Reference Images

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 25 July 2015 at 08:33 AM EDT. 2 Comments
Following up from this morning's post about KDE Announces Plasma Mobile For Fully-Free Software For Mobile Devices, here are some more details.

A lengthy write-up of the announcement has been posted to That announcement talks of Plasma Mobile's advantages of freedom, user-friendliness, privacy, and customization and personalization. It also mentions that while native apps will be written using Qt5, it will also support GTK apps, Android apps, Ubuntu apps, and applications from other mobile ecosystems.

The Kubuntu Crew has also begun putting out prototype images of Plasma Mobile. For now this experimental image is just supported on the Google Nexus 5. Interestingly, Kubuntu Plasma Mobile is leveraging much of Ubuntu Touch's technology.

The official site for the new project is Their site mentions that their stack consists of using Wayland, Voicecall, Ofono, RIL, OHM, and Telepathy.

It will be interesting to watch this new KDE mobile initiative and see if it's able to gain any traction while competing against Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, Firefox OS, and Tizen, among others, while in the past the KDE mobile initiative was focused around Plasma Active.

KDE Plasma Mobile is already being discussed at length via the earlier comments thread.
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