Mobile operating systems that are already established does not mean they stop developing new, there is always room to experiment with different software. The Linux kernel allows a huge adaptation to all environments, also in handheld devices. And Plasma Mobile is offering new life to those who like to experiment.
Who is behind Plasma Mobile? If you’re a regular Linux distros maybe you sound as of “Plasma” by the working environment KDE Plasma Desktop. Well, the new operating system brings to mobile-oriented environment similar those seeking your mobile phone is “a complete hack device such as a PC”. KDE e.V., the company that is behind strong bet: and take several months to develop the system.
Plasma Mobile only for the Nexus 5 and OnePlus One
What exactly Plasma Mobile? It is a mobile operating system developed under open source license based on KDE Plasma, a working environment well known in Linux. The vision of the company is to offer the owner of a mobile with Plasma Mobile installed a range of tools that become master of your phone.
Plasma Mobile has the following features:
- It provides a working environment suitable for touch devices.
- Support for KWIN / Wayland.
- Support libhybris (ARM devices like the Nexus 5 and OnePlus One).
- Frameworks and open source libraries to support calls, GSM / UMTS services and other basic functions of a smartphone (VoiceCall, oFono, RIL, OHM, Telepathy and pulseaudio).
- Plasma Mobile can start applications developed in Qt / GTK / X11.
If you’re wondering, the answer is no: Plasma Mobile is not compatible with Android applications. But yes: you can choose at boot Nexus 5 or OnePlus One if you start the operating system Android system or prefer your smartphone bring serial (MultiROM).
Plasma Mobile Now you can download
Plasma Mobile and can be installed on two Android devices key to the more experienced. Do you have a Nexus 5 or OnePlus One and you want to “tinker”? The ROM is now available for installation. You must keep in mind that the status of Plasma Mobile is “solid” according to its developers, so you should not have problems. But: it is aimed at advanced users and mobile must prepare for its launch in “MultiROM” mode. Instructions and tools found on the website of Plasma Mobile.