GNOME 43 getting closer to release: libadwaita and libhandy have been updated! The KDE folks work hard on Plasma 5.26 and Plasma Mobile Gear 22.09, Manjaro have released a new Phosh beta for PinePhone (Pro) and people have been playing with the mobile variant of GNOME Shell!

Commentary in italics.

Software progress

GNOME ecosystem

Notable Software releases

Plasma/Maui ecosystem


Ubuntu Touch




Worth noting

Worth reading

How You Can Help

Automated Phone Testing


Auto Contrast

Portable Gaming device as a Workstation

Important Terms


Web Browsers

Worth listening

Worth watching

Plasma Mobile Apps

Nemo Mobile

Manjaro Corner

Fluffychat without Flatpak

Purism Phosh Marketing


GNOME Shell on Mobile

Ubuntu Touch with Waydroid


News roundups


Huge thanks to

and possible further anonymous contributors for helping with this weeks update - and to Plata for a nifty set of Python scripts that speeds up collecting links from feeds by a lot.

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PS: In case you are wondering about the title ...