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Purism’s Linux smartphone development kits are being shipped to developers



Purism’s Linux smartphone development kits are being shipped to developers


At the end of last month we talked about the necuno Mobilea peculiar Smartphone that is not going to win prizes for the most powerful in the world, nor for the thinnest, nor for the one with the fewest frames, but rather has a very precise objective and that is to be the world’s first completely Open Source Smartphone. Today we talk about purist 5another Smartphone with the same premise.

Although sometimes these projects, so different from the general trend, end up being cancelled, it does not seem that it will be the case with this deviceof which it has already begun to send the development kits to the corresponding developers who will be able to start fine-tuning the distribution of Linux that they will use for this terminal, since it will be based on the Pure OS of the company.

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This development kit doesn’t exactly look like a cell phone, but it comes in the form of a small board with the processor NXP i.MX8M that will use the final model, more powerful than that of the Necuno Mobileand it sells for $599, raising the price to $699 on January 7 to finally launch the phone for sale in April 2019 at an unknown price for now.

Undoubtedly, these initiatives are very interesting, especially considering that the objective of purist In addition to creating an Open Source Smartphone, it is to create a Smartphone that does not have our control, but that we have control of the Smartphone.