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Plasma Mobile Reviews

Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC.

Social recommendations and mentions

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  • More Developers Use Linux than Mac, Report Shows
    Https:// is about the closest to a successful Linux phone running but it's still very niche and just as unlikely to capture any significant market segment. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Valve is Paying 100+ Open-Source Developers to work on Linux Technologies
    This is how it was years ago, but since 2009 KDE does not expand into anything anymore. KDE is the name of the community and umbrella brand. The actual "desktop" environment is since then called Plasma. Desktop is in quotes since Plasma is also available on other form factors, e.g. Mobile devices. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • US carriers want to bring “screen zero” lock screen ads to smartphones
    This BS was not brought to you by KDE Plasma Mobile or UBPorts. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Canonical is Recruiting Devs for ‘Ubuntu Gaming’ Team
    Plasma Mobile is still very actively developed. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Xperia Need OWN OS ?
    Personally, one of my favorite things about Sony to date is how they have this "Open Devices" initiative; contributing to the Android Open Source Community and making it easy to root & ROM their phones. But What I'm suggesting here is taking things one step further; contributing to Linux on mobile so that we can have hardware drivers available for something like PostMarket OS or Manjaro ARM (With Plasma Mobile)... - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Qt for mobile apps development ?
    Yeah, QML is great. See also and for example. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • The SteamOS Desktop, 'KDE Plasma', A Constructive Feedback Thread
    There is KDE Plasma version for phones and tables, so hopefully that will get added in some way eventually - - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Microsoft is testing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer
    Why not go with something like Graphene or Plasma? - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • My PinePhone Setup
    SXMO users like OP are a minority of PinePhone users. The two more popular alternatives are Plasma Mobile and Phosh. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam Deck: 18% faster on SteamOS than Windows 10
    KDE has other shells other than the Desktop shell, there is Plasma Mobile optimized for touch screen device rather than desktop. But yes if you have a Keyboard and Mouse setup the spreadsheet UI that Xerox developed initially works for getting work done. That being said if only using the Deck without a Dock plasma mobile would be interesting to test out on the Deck. You can try to boot into steam big picture... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • New documentation for Plasma Mobile
    I also did some work on the website to improve the homepage and cleanup the set of pages (some of them are unchanged from 2015!): - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Apart from games, what apps would you like to see built for the Deck?
    Don't worry about that. There's a lot of effort currently around Plasma Mobile for mobile Linux devices making applications usable via touch screen. I think you can just use their file manager instead of Dolphin. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Why is there still no alternative to Android?
    There are some tries like KDE Plasma-mobile, but it seems that it's progressing really slow. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • With the steam Deck coming, do you think there will be more controller-friendly UI software coming?
    The site is being reworked to be more inline with other KDE sites like Please check back later ;). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Plasma Mobile

Android Alternative: Top 12 Mobile Operating Systems
Unlike many other Android forks, Plasma Mobile is an Android alternative that runs on top of a Linux distribution. It has been developed using the multi-platform toolkit Qt and KDE framework that powers so many Linux distros out there. To make the skin look fluid and mobile, it uses a Plasma Shell that feels polished out of the box. Note that, it does not run Android apps, instead uses the Kirigami UI framework to...
Open Source Mobile OS Alternatives To Android
A few years back, KDE announced its own open source mobile OS, Plasma Mobile. Plasma Mobile is the mobile version of the desktop Plasma user interface, and aims to provide convergence for KDE users.

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