@feld @PINE64 @postmarketOS The mobile network communication part already runs on a DSP core inside the modem, this is linux 5.10 running on the application processor in the modem that's responsible for passing along the data and providing the configuration interface. Normally this runs some 3.x kernel.
@martijnbraam @feld @PINE64 @postmarketOS Yes, but only regarding the Linux version. There are good arguments regarding security why the modem should be isolated just like it is done in the #pinephone, and in the early Android days many devices did have this separation in place.
Of course, on the other hand, having separate chips often comes with the trade-off of less power efficiency and higher costs. But I really hope the next #pinephone will keep these things separated.
@Alexmitter @feld @PINE64 @postmarketOS ah it's at 19 commits currently: https://github.com/SoMainline/linux/tree/konrad/pinemodem
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.