What's new with Linux on Mobile? Sxmo goes Wayland with 1.6.0, a Chatty beta delivers MMS, Megapixels adds a flash and lots of tablet stuff! Commentary in italics.

Software releases

Worth noting

Worth reading

PinePhone Hardware mods

Mainline ports

Downstream ports

Tablet Hardware

  • Jeff Geerling: CutiePi - a Raspberry Pi CM4 Linux Tablet. Sadly performance (in benchmarks, less in "real use", according to the video review) seems to suffer from thermal problems – maybe a nominally slower, compatible SoM like the PINE64 SOQuartz or the Radxa CM3 could actually have better sustained performance in this form factor. (Please note, this won't be plug and play and just working. You'll need some advanced kernel compilation if not hacking skills at least to make this hypothetical a reality.)

ARMv9 Bring-Up

PinePhone Pro Bring-Up

ARMv7 Wind-Down

Software Progress

Librem 5 with PureOS Byzantium

PINE64 Community Update

More Mobile Linux Round-Ups

Worth listening

Worth watching

PinePhone Pro

PinePhone Hardware mod

PinePhone Commentary

PinePhone Gaming

Tablet Hardware Review

JingPad corner (see also shorts)

OpenAlt Conference1

PINE64 Community Update

PINE64 Community Update Commentary

Byzantine Marketing ;-)

Android on PinePhone

Nemo Mobile Shorts Shorts

Regular Shorts

Stuff I did



LINMOBapps and Linux Phone Apps

While LinuxPhoneApps "alpha" activity is still at zero, classic "LINMOBapps" (which you can also find by going to LinuxPhoneApps.org), saw a few changes. BigB added one app,

  • Sonically, a native GTK3 client implementing the subsonic API for audio streaming. Thanks for the Merge Request, BigB! Also, I added
  • signal-rs, a WIP Rust/QML signal client.

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


This section is a week late, sorry! I only included English talks.