A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:
"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"
We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.
For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/
@solarkraft That is my understanding as well -- along with the L5 needing a bootloader blob for DDR training, while ours is open-source. 😉
And here is the post where @purism explains the issue:
And we should all just be happy, that this year we have 3 linux phone projects rolling out, when last year we had none.
I wish we lived in a world were the biggest issue when talking about phones would be competing linux projects.
But our issue today is Android/iOS proprietary spyware, and lack of open hardware.
Could we focus on that instead of having this bickering
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