This week in mobile Linux: Android kernels adopting a more mainline approach, Waydroid running on SailfishOS and Ubuntu Touch, libcamera, how to cross compile for Plasma Mobile (this time with a tool that should help a lot), a GTK app to browse LINMOBapps and more! Commentary in italics.

Software releases

  • Manjaro Phosh beta 16 for the PinePhone has been released, delivering a few things early: MMS support, splash screens for Phosh — features that at least partly have not even been merged into their upstream projects. While it's nice to be have these things early, please don't bug upstream with bug reports concerning these unmerged features.
  • Gtkeddit is now Headlines!

Worth noting

Worth Reading



Software progress
Mainline all the things
Distro future
Development news
Cross Compiling

Worth Watching


  • Geotechland: Manjaro Phosh - Pinephone BETA 15. Great video! Sadly I doubt too much of an app startup time improvement is going to happen for big apps like Firefox. But, with e.g. with the splash screen feature, perceived app load time is going to be reduced. It's landed in Manjaro beta 16, BTW.

Plasma Mobile


Fun projects


Ubuntu Touch corner

Sailfish OS


Stuff I did


This week I've been tackling the "overhaul" milestone, a bit more, 4 of 7 issues could be closed. Also, a few apps were added, and more are to follow shortly:

  • Run Free!, a running log app built for Phosh with some basic analysis of your running schedule, submitted by its creator — thank you very much again, Hank!
  • Plano, a cartesian plane calculator that uses GTK4 and libadwaita
  • GNOME Software,
  • GNOME Calculator and
  • MiTubo, a native (QML) video player for YouTube videos.

Because of a few apps that were archived the week before (don't worry, they are going to show up on LinuxPhoneApps too), the total app count of apps.csv is now at 314.

Read here what (else) happened on LINMOBapps this week. And please do contribute!

Linux Phone Apps

Not much happened here, aside from thinking about how to implement a few things. I am hoping to make some progress with this project on the coming saturday.