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Old 02-16-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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what is linux mobile?


Hello,
What is linux mobile i have never seen it i have used android phone please tell how linux phone is different from other?
 
Old 02-16-2017, 08:56 AM   #2
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Android origins more or less from Linux regardless of still existing differences, so you're using Linux on your phone in one way or another.

As for what Linux Mobile is, take a look here.
That phone runs Ubuntu which is developed this way that it can run on such hardware.
For that, it uses the AOSP as a base and adds various parts from the big PC Ubuntu you know and like to the mix.

Other examples are Plasma Mobile that also uses an AOSP base but runs with qt and Plasma libs instead of Ubuntu stuff and SailfishOS, an OS used on a phone that has its own little userbase.

Infact you can run all these more or less on Google's Nexus devices (can't say anything about the Pixel branch), other devices might work but then it's only a minority in a sea of devices.


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Old 02-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #3
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Hello,
Where to buy these phone

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Ritesh kakkar
 
Old 02-16-2017, 09:08 AM   #4
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Online mostly but I don't know what your local stores sell in terms of mobile devices.
At least in my area I never saw a Google Phone in the wild and neither so for the BQ Aquaris.
 
Old 02-17-2017, 03:56 AM   #5
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what phone does you suggest to buy what will be feature installed in it?
 
Old 02-17-2017, 05:14 AM   #6
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:23 PM   #8
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I am looking for a Linux mobile with communication software asterisk and mobile touch like http://www.raspberry-asterisk.org/ that is bundle of micro hardware and communication software asterisk.org
 
Old 05-18-2017, 04:05 PM   #9
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At least from a security perspective, Android is very lacking from the perspective of being a “Linux Distro”. The great thing about regular Linux distributions is that you can download any program from the repositories and be absolutely sure that it doesn’t have any malicious code. Unfortunately, Google’s code screening process isn’t good enough to keep bad apps out of their app store. Apple’s app approval process might take ages, but it keeps users safe by keeping malicious apps out of the app store. Sure, some malicious apps have slipped through the cracks, but those are just a drop in the bucket compared to the malware that made it through Google’s code screening process.
 
Old 10-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #10
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A linux phone might have the full Linux terminal, desktop, and repository to work from on the phone just like a laptop!

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Old 10-14-2017, 06:36 PM   #11
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A linux phone might have the full Linux terminal, desktop, and repository to work from on the phone just like a laptop!
Yeah, that would be nice. I guess the closest you could get to that now would be an Android phone with a Terminal emulator app and BusyBox.
 
Old 10-15-2017, 05:26 AM   #12
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please have a look at the librem 5 at http://puri.sm
and a related thread here on LQ.
 
Old 10-15-2017, 08:18 AM   #13
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please have a look at the librem 5 at http://puri.sm
and a related thread here on LQ.
Yeah, I heard about that a few weeks ago. I'm just not sure how successful it will be. Just look at Ubuntu Phone - it didn't last long, even with having some mainstream apps by making it easy to port Android Apps to Ubuntu Phone. We'll just have to wait and see if the Librem 5 will be successful.
 
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Which OS for tablet?

So I received this windows 10 tablet, and have an aversion to windows. So I figured I would lubuntu it, but alas, many things do not work, touchscreen for starters ...

I want to use it as a full featured ebook reader. Which OS does not communicate to Google or MS could I get lucky with? I could of course choose to never connect it to the net, which is fine.

Specs:
Z3735F, 2GB ram, 32EMMC, SDHC slot, RTL8723BS, and I do not know how to figure out the touchscreen model.
 
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So I received this windows 10 tablet, and have an aversion to windows. So I figured I would lubuntu it, but alas, many things do not work, touchscreen for starters ...

I want to use it as a full featured ebook reader. Which OS does not communicate to Google or MS could I get lucky with? I could of course choose to never connect it to the net, which is fine.

Specs:
Z3735F, 2GB ram, 32EMMC, SDHC slot, RTL8723BS, and I do not know how to figure out the touchscreen model.
your best bet is to search "linux install z3735f" and try a few things.
if you're still stuck, a detailed description of everything you did and messages received, in a new thread.
 
  


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