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PiTalk
The PiTalk is an IoT-enabled, modular smartphone for Raspberry Pi. (Image courtesy: PiTalk)

Linux Smartphone Market Heats Up with PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo

Since our September story surveying a new crop of Linux smartphone contenders, including the Raspberry Pi based ZeroPhone and Purism’s Librem 5, we’ve seen several more Linux phone projects pop into view. New entries covered here include a successfully Kickstarted PiTalk phone add-on for the...
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ZeroPhone
The ZeroPhone was announced in January as a DIY Hackaday project, based on open source hardware including the Raspberry Pi Zero. Image courtesy: Hackaday.io

Librem 5 Leads New Wave of Open Source Mobile Linux Contenders

Just when it seemed that the dream for an open source Linux phone had run its course, several new hardware and software projects have emerged, and some older projects have sought new life as aftermarket replacements. The biggest news in recent weeks was the endorsement by the KDE project and GNOME...
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Bittium
Bittium's new software build for their Android-based smartphone offers a secure, containerized dual-boot scheme to separate user space into Confidential and Public sectors. [Image courtesy of Bittium.]

Secure Bittium Android Phone Has Split Personality

As everyone who watches TV and movie thrillers knows, the best way to ensure smartphone security is to tear your phone apart after making an important call and then break it into pieces and toss them into various trashcans and sewer grates. This can get expensive, however, especially if you want a...
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