There's some good news and some bad news. Dirty Pipe is not a fun vulnerability, and our GNU/Linux Phones have new enough kernels to be vulnerable. At least that new Spectre variant does not affect Cortex A53 phones - having in-order cores only is not always disadvantageous.

Commentary in italics.

Hardware enablement

Software news



  • Tow-Boot 2021.10-004: Now more mobile has been released, supporting the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro among many other ARM devices. The great thing about Tow-Boot is that it supports EBBR, which basically means Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and thus standardized booting on your phone.

GNOME ecosystem

Plasma/Maui ecosystem

Other app releases

Distro releases

Sailfish OS


Worth noting

Worth reading


Developer Tools


Worth listening

Potentially Worth watching1

PinePhone Pro Initial Impressions

Security Tutorial

Ubuntu Touch

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Sadly I did not have time to watch any of the longer videos in here this week. So... have fun!