Debian on Mobile Devices
Speaker: W. Martin Borgert
Type: BoF (45 minutes)
Room: Zhongyangjianshan (中央尖山) Live Stream
Time: Jul 31 (Tue), 14:00
After an exciting and incredibly well-attended BoF at DebConf 17 in Montréal, interesting developments regarding mobile devices continued (in no particular order and without any attempt of being complete or fair):
- The Pyra, while still not released (as of 2018-02-07), nears completion of hardware and casing.
- Purism announced their plans for the Librem 5, a Debian based smartphone. Their crowdfunding campaign was amazingly successful.
- Another recent crowdfunding reached their financial goal in only one day: The plan to create a free Linux driver for the Allwinner VPU, started by Bootlin.
- ZeroPhone has constant progress on both hardware and software side,
as well as many other projects.
Let us look, where we are one year later. Which ideas took off - more or less, which did not?