Fairphone + Ubuntu Touch: Hardware and Software in favor of open source

Fairphone + Ubuntu Touch: Hardware and Software in favor of open source

Fairphone + Ubuntu Touch: Hardware and Software in favor of open source

Since we regularly publish news related to the Operating System for mobile devices called Ubuntu Touch, to expose its new features, changes, and improvements, today we will also talk a little more about the Project's mobile devices Fairphone, which they usually use Ubuntu Touch.

Said mobile developed by the Project Fairphone They are phones that seek to generate a positive impact on the mining, design, manufacturing and life cycle value chain. What's more, Fairphone it's a social enterprise that bets on the use of Free and open mobile Operating Systems for your devices, where possible.

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For those interested in exploring some of our previous publications related to the topic, you can click on the following links, after finishing reading this publication:

"Every day more, it is a trend to use free, open and secure software and platforms, that is, that offer measures and guarantees of privacy and computer security. Since, the public, consumer and citizen, is always looking for alternatives to everything used. And Android as an operating system is in the eye of controversy, due to its close relationship with Google. For this reason, there are more free and open alternatives such as: AOSP (Android Open Source Project), / e / (Eelo), GrapheneOS, LineageOS, PostmarketOS, PureOS, Replicant, Sailfish OS and Ubuntu Touch." Android with or without Google: Free Android! What alternatives do we have?

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Fairphone + Ubuntu Touch: Mobile Device and Operating System

Fairphone + Ubuntu Touch: Mobile Device and Operating System

What is the Fairphone Project?

According to his Official website, said project is defined as follows:

"Fairphone is a social company that is creating a movement of people and organizations in favor of fairer electronic devices. Fairphone produces a phone with which we are generating a positive impact in the value chain of mining, design, manufacturing and the life cycle. Together with our community, we are changing the way products are made." About Us.

And as for their mobile the following can be highlighted:

  • They currently offer 2 models called Fairphone 3 and 3+ with excellent technological features.
  • The mobiles have a modular and highly repairable design, made to last as long as possible.
  • They are built with recycled and fair materials, from areas as free as possible from conflict zones and labor exploitation.
  • They come by default with the Android 10 Operating System, but they clarify the following:

"Yes, installing alternative Operating Systems is possible, once they are available. We look forward to the respective communities porting their Operating System (such as Ubuntu Touch, Lineage OS, Sailfish OS or e-foundation) to the Fairphone 3. All Fairphone 3s are shipped with the bootloader locked to ensure that an attacker does not You can compromise the device by installing your own system or boot image. If you decide to install any of the alternatives or contribute, you can unlock the bootloader of your Fairphone 3 by following this step by step guide."

For more information about the Project's mobile devices Fairphone, to which you can easily adapt another Open source mobile operating system, you can click the following link. And for more information about how the Project Fairphone favors the use of open source you can click on the following link.

What is Ubuntu Touch?

According to his Official website, said project is defined as follows:

"Ubuntu Touch eIt is an open source software Operating System. This means that everyone has access to the source code and can change, distribute or copy it. That makes it impossible to install backdoor software. And it is not cloud dependent, and it is also virtually free of viruses and other malicious programs that can extract your data. In addition, it focuses on achieving the goal of Convergence between laptops / desktops and televisions, for a completely unified experience. Ubuntu Touch focuses on minimalism and hardware efficiency.

Ubuntu Touch is made and maintained by the UBports Community. A group of volunteers and passionate people from all over the world. With Ubuntu Touch we offer a truly unique mobile experience, an alternative to the current most popular operating systems on the market. We believe that everyone is free to use, study, share and improve all the software created by the foundation without restrictions. Whenever possible, everything is distributed under free and open source licenses endorsed by the Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative."

And as you can see in the following link, currently Ubuntu Touch about the phones 2 Fairphone it is very compatible and functional. So surely, it is only a matter of time before they reach the 3 Fairphone. Like others Free and open mobile operating systems.

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In summary, the Project's mobiles Fairphone in combination with Ubuntu Touch or similar ones, are an interesting option to explore in terms of Phone Hardware built in a more friendly and responsible way with society and the environment. But above all, more focused on allowing the use of Free and open mobile Operating Systems that improve our privacy, anonymity and cybersecurity.

We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.


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