If you looking for best security & privacy on a phone I'd say check out #GrapheneOS, #CalyxOS or, if you not so bothered about open source, and want the longest period of OS/firmware security updates get an iPhone
False. the #Pinephone is fully functional on mainline Linux.
There's also developers from several of the main Linux mobile distributions (PostmarketOS, Maemo Leste, LuneOS, Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish) onboard with the project and most of those already have feature-complete builds on dev hardware.
@josealberto4444 @Torrone @dazinism @wion To my knowledge, there are no blobs required running on the A64 SoC to make the device fully function. You *can* use a blob for the Mali GPU, but the open-source (Lima) driver works as well.
The only parts of the complete software that are not completely free are low level bootloader (irrelevant and not running after it starts uBoot), and the cellular modem (has a few blobs, but runs independent from the A64 and doesn't have access to your data).
Namely, this "Panfrost" driver is stated to work with the RK3399 SoC (used on our RockPro64!), and OpenCL+Vulkan support is on their roadmap. https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/04/08/panfrost-open-source-gpu-driver-arm-mali-midgard/
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