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A quick poll to phone users: what desktop do you use on your / / ..., and what are the main drawbacks you found in it?

This would be useful to know what projects our readers would be most interested in following.

@rudolf Thanks! Hopefully locking will stop to this level :(

@rudolf Ah, probably two paragraphs were swapped, making the "bootloader unlock" one not strictly linked to Asteroid. Fixed

@rudolf Writer here. Bootloader unlocking is related to AsteroidOS - as stated?, and the article does specify that sideloading is and will likely remain possible using adb... My bad for not making it clear 🤔

📰 just made sideloading Android Wear apps harder

"Android Wear smartwatches are an extremely common breed of wearables. Being full of features and comparatively cheap, it is increasingly common to spot them on people's wrists. While the OS is far from flawless, partly due to the heavy Java-based software stack..."

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@jbauer In the field of Linux phones:

- postmarketOS
- Plasma Mobile
- Ubports Foundation
- Purism

"Masks and vaults: how anonymity overshadows real online privacy"

My latest opinion article projects my concerns about the fundamentally different concepts of privacy and anonymity being used interchangeably in many contexts. Slightly longer and more intense read than usual, but in the hope you will find it helpful.


@bart @postmarketOS So great! Does that mean it is supported in "upstream" in PackageKit?

Thanks to the awesome work of @alexeymin, Discover now supports #apk (the Alpine Linux package manager)! Coming soon in a @postmarketOS edge upgrade near you, and also the upcoming v21.03 release!

📱 Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.

A visualization by @niboe under CC BY SA license.

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@bart thanks! that's... unexpected, hopefully they will also join forces working upstream with them?

📰 New, ambitious project aims to bring Linux mobile devices back to the consumer market

"A project that has recently got the attention of many FOSS journalists is the JingOS Linux distribution, coming from China and offering an explicitly "iPadOS-style" user interface according to its website. However, this is just the beginning of the project.

The fil rouge connecting the varied target market (now x86_64, to be expanded..."

Read more: tuxphones.com/linux-distro-jin

@Blort Kind of! Wish they write NAND drivers soon, so they can literally multi-boot it.

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