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The privacy-centric Linux mobile phone Purism Librem 5 will be launched next year

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/6/7 2:01:22     readed:457

Purism has been making sure that hardware (not just software) is open source-friendly, which runs counter to the practice of mobile component manufacturers. This is a hard battle, but Purism can finally getDevelopmentKits, these kits should be made available to developers and some supporters as soon as possible.

Software is not hard. In addition to using only open source tools to develop user interfaces, Purism must also handle those hardware firmware. Purism also made progress in the user-oriented aspects of the software, which means that the mobile's UI and applications, phone applications, and contacts applications have also been completed. And because the ultimate goal is to have these applications run on the desktop or on a larger screen, the design also includes these use cases.

Purism is confident that it will deliver the Purism Librem 5 smartphone in January 2019 and has accepted the booking. The $599 price tag may seem higher than other smartphones with similar hardware, but the appeal of Librem 5 exceeds the price, which not only allows users to install any favorite Linux distribution, but also ensures data security and privacy.

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