2 more interesting mobile operating systems based on Linux

2 more interesting mobile operating systems based on Linux

2 more interesting mobile operating systems based on Linux

It is well known by many people that those of us who live in the Linuxverse (area of ​​Free Software, Open Source and GNU/Linux) We usually prefer the use of free and open operating systems based on Linux/BSD, for among many reasons, to opt for a higher level of computer security, and privacy and anonymity, in general. However, when it comes to mobile and portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets, carrying out this task is not usually something equally easy to do, although it is not impossible to carry out either.

Which, we have demonstrated on previous occasions, addressing in different articles, many of the best-known and proven independent, convergent and multi-platform technological solutions around the world. Being, good recent examples of this, free and open mobile operating systems such as Rosa Mobile, Ethereum OS, Mobian, GrapheneOS and Sailfish OS. And continuing in that same vein of making others known, today we will take the opportunity to approach others «2 more interesting mobile operating systems based on Linux» called Maru and Ulumo.

ROSA Mobile: A mobile Operating System based on Rosa Linux

ROSA Mobile: A mobile Operating System based on Rosa Linux

But, before starting reading this publication about these «2 more interesting new mobile operating systems based on Linux» (Maru and Ulumo), we recommend the previous related post with this type of free and open IT solutions, for later reading:

ROSA Mobile is built on the basis of its own ROSA 2021.1 repository from STC IT ROSA. Which allows its architecture does not require the use of closed Android OS components to implement hardware and software interaction between Linux kernel drivers and OS services. Therefore, with ROSA Mobile you can reach a new level of security on the mobile devices that use it.

ROSA Mobile: A mobile Operating System based on Rosa Linux
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Maru and Ulumo: 2 more mobile operating systems based on Linux

Maru and Ulumo: 2 more mobile operating systems based on Linux

About Maru

According to the developers of this project called Maru (or Maru OS) in the Official website of the same, this IT solution created is described and promoted in the following way:

Use your phone as your PC. Unleash your mobile device with Maru, an open, lightweight, context-aware operating system that bridges mobile and desktop computing. Maru offers you a new type of computing experience. Since it seeks to turn your smartphone into a unique, context-sensitive device that makes personal computing truly simpler and more enjoyable.

Unleash your mobile device with Maru, an open, lightweight, context-aware operating system that bridges mobile and desktop computing

While, in his official section within GitHub The following important information is added to it:

To be more precise, Maru is an operating system that enables interactive virtual environments on Android. It is based on the Android Open Source Project and focuses on mobile hardware. It uses lightweight OS virtualization (containers) to spin up virtual systems on demand and provides a bridge to the Android I/O framework for interactivity.

Finally, it is worth highlighting that, currently, Maru OS offers the stable version 0.6.8 dated 2019-10-07, supported (or tested) for devices Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel. While, to know more about its installation on each compatible device, you can explore its official documentation about its installation process.

Also read about Lindroid OS.

About Ulumo and LMODroid

About Ulumo and LMODroid

And finally, very soon many will be able to count on a new mobile operating system alternative called Ulumo, which will be based on a version of Ubuntu. And since, for now, it is a project in the development phase, not much is known about it.

However, it is being developed by the LibreMobileOS Foundation which also distributes a ROM with the name LMODroid, based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). Which is currently compatible with many mobile manufacturers and current equipment.

LMODroid is an AOSP-based mobile operating system that aims to facilitate the transition to Android use cases without Google (UnGoogled), although at the same time it is also capable of supporting the use of Google services. In addition, it seeks to improve the daily experience with useful functions. The term ungoogled is complicated, since AOSP itself is completely Google. However, the goal of LMODroid is to reduce Google's data collection on mobile devices and make active efforts to eliminate contacts with Google servers. Although, it is worth noting that in this project we value the compatibility of the applications more than the total avoidance of Google.

Mobian: A Mobile Operating System based on Debian GNU / Linux

Mobian: A Mobile Operating System based on Debian GNU / Linux

Top known free and open Operating Systems for mobile and laptop devices

Finally, we will leave below our updated list Mobile operating systems, free or open, existing and known, with the latter addressed today. And these are the following:

  1. / e / (Eelo)
  2. AOSP (Android Open Source Project)
  3. Calyx OS
  4. Ethereum OS
  5. Graphene OS
  6. Kaios (Only partially open source)
  7. LineageOS
  8. LMODroid + Ulumo
  9. MoonOS (WebOS)
  10. Maru OS
  11. Mobian
  12. Plasma Mobile
  13. postmarketOS
  14. PureOS
  15. Repeat
  16. Sailfish OS
  17. Tizen
  18. Ubuntu Touch
Mobian: A Mobile Operating System based on Debian GNU / Linux
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Summary

In short, we hope that these «2 more interesting new mobile operating systems based on Linux» (Maru and Ulumo), offers many more passionate about the Linuxverse, new effective possibilities to implement a free and open IT solution on some of their mobile and portable devices (Smartphones and Tablets). However, if you know of any other viable and proven alternatives known to achieve this goal, we invite you to mention them via comment to explore them in the future and address them in a future publication.

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