Hey, this looks interesting. Is it the OS that PinePhone uses? How are its features/aims different from Ubuntu Touch?


Not the OS, but one of. We had our own community edition (the postmarketOS CE PinePhone) and since then there have been editions for Manjaro, Mobian and Plasma Mobile (and before us Ubuntu Touch).

Ubuntu Touch is it’s own beast. It’s Linux, but really closer to Android in how it works than a regular Linux distribution. It has a read-only filesystem and you install applications using it’s own Click format.

postmarketOS however is a true “regular” Linux distribution. The whole system can be written to, you have root rights by default and you update your system and install applications using a package manager (apk, don’t confuse it with Android’s apk format!).

Please do not ask here if we could port your device. We won’t go and buy your device just to do the port. But you can try porting yourself, it is not that hard and we will help you wherever you get stuck in the chat. If that is not an option for you, consider sending a device to a community member who agrees to do the porting for you (check the milestones) or simply add it to the wish list.

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