What's new with Linux Phones? A new Maui apps release, a Nemo Mobile progress report, Jolla releases Sailfish OS 4.3.0, postmarketOS 21.06 Service Pack 4, Kupfer and more! Commentary in italics.
- Numberstation 1.0.0 has been released, adding HOTP support and thus being "feature complete"! Amazing!
- postmarketOS have released the fourth and last service pack release for their 21.06 stable branch, delivering multiple important improvements for usability (Phosh 0.14) and telephony (eg25-manager 0.4.1).
- Manjaro have released Phosh Beta 18, featuring a few new releases and more polish – an updated changelog post has not yet been posted to Manjaro's forums.
- Sailfish OS 4.3.0 "Suomenlinna" has been released. No longer for Early Access users!
- Martijn Braam made a nice postmarketOS Cheatsheet.
- Work on enabling suspend for better battery life for the Librem 5 has started!
- Mobian have shifted from nightly to weekly images.
- TuxPhones: Kupfer is a postmarketOS-like Arch Linux spin for phones. I came across this, but DDG did not feature any useful results - thanks for posting this!
- TuxPhones: postmarketOS + mainline for the OnePlus 5/5T!. Great post by Caleb!
- Phoronix: Linux 5.16 Arm SoC Changes Bring-Up The Snapdragon 690, Other Hardware.
- This Week in GNOME: #17 Hourly Backups.
- MauiKit.org: Maui 2.1.0 Release. Great progress!
- Claudio Cambra: Kalendar is out! — Kalendar devlog 21
PinePhone Pro development progress
- xnux.eu log: Pinephone Pro – USB, Type-C, OTG, DP-Alt mode, Charger,….
- xnux.eu log: Pinephone Pro – USB, Type-C, OTG, DP-Alt mode, Charger,… – some success :). Megi is making progress with regards to PinePhone Pro development!
- Jozef Mlich: Nemomobile in November/2021
- Liliputing: Linux Smartphone News Roundup: New postmarketOS, Manjaro, Nemo, and Sailfish OS builds, Phosh 0.14, and more. Great round-up by Brad!
- Cyberdeck Users Weekly: Linux on mobile with linmob. Thanks again Paul for having me! Apologies for getting a few things wrong early in the morning and being a bit slow – I normally don't confuse libhybris and halium. I hope you like it anyway!
- Avisando: PinePhone - How to update Manjaro Phosh without PC or data loss. If you ever needed a guide for Pamac, this is it!
PinePhone Pro Progress
Software Defined Radio
- cemaxecutor: DragonOS Focal w/ PinePhone + SparrowWiFi Wireless Survey (DragonPhone, HackRF, Ubertooth).
- CyberPunked: Ubuntu Touch - OnePlus 6 / enchilada (2021-01-07). Nice!
- PizzaLovingNerd: JingPad Initial Impressions - The Linux iPad.
- NOT A FBI Honey pot: Linux user .....finally got the camera working on the #pinephone.
- NOT A FBI Honey pot: Linux user gets bored so he installed mobian......
- Сергей Чуплыгин: Volume control directly pulseaudio without nemo modules. Nice Nemo Mobile progress!
If you are really bored ...
- Twinntech: Librem 5. It's a rough watch. You've been warned!
Stuff I did
- Void Linux is not as fun as I hoped it to be, especially not with musl.
LINMOBapps and Linux Phone Apps
Activity has continued on the low level it reached last week. Cuperino added one app,
- QPrompt, a teleprompter software. Thanks for the Merge Request!