Unified Secured Console
Unlike iOS and Android mobile phones, Linux phones give their owners full control of their devices, making them the ideal Personal Console.
Although still not ready for the masses, Linux phones are starting mature e.g. there are many Linux based OS for PinePhone.
A promising development direction is running virtual machines on the Linux Phone to create a Secure Console.
Pine64 - hardware
Pine64 offers 2 Linux based mobile phones:
- PinePhone Pro
As long as they keep their hardware open to any software (e.g. offering SPI and Tow-Boot capabilities in them), their phones are great low cost development devices.
List of OS available for PinePhone:
Note: We are NOT related with Pine64 in anyway, we do not make statements about the quality or value of their products. We simply listing ANYONE who produces open sourced mobile phones.
Purism - hardware
Purism offers multiple Linux based mobile phones:
- Librem 5
- Librem 5 USA
Purism has developed their own operating system PureOS, although the phones can run other operating systems also.
Note: We are NOT related with Purism in anyway, we do not make statements about the quality or value of their products. We simply listing ANYONE who produces open sourced mobile phones.
Volla Phone - hardware
when loaded with Ubuntu Touch instead of Android.
Fxtec - hardware
when loaded with Sailfish OS instead of Android.