@nitrokey Hey NitroKey, as a #postmarketOS dev this honestly gets me a bit worried. I've seen several companies jumping on the "Linux on mobile" bandwagon without realizing what makes the PinePhone and Librem 5 so great: mainline Linux kernel support.

Please make sure that if you make a Linux-based phone, it'll either ship with mainline support or has at least work going to it to make that happen in the future!

@Utgardloki @bart @nitrokey

Oh please. Like you're more secure running some ancient downstream kernel or outdated android version that your phone's manufacturer has long since abandoned? Or do you enjoy "needing" to buy a new phone every 2 years because it no longer receives security updates for purely business (and non-technical) reasons?

Linux on phones isn't perfect right now (early android wasn't either, lol), but it's definitely a step in the right direction.


@craftyguy @bart @nitrokey
I don’t use nor own such shitty phones. My phone get 5+ year support.

Linux phones are many years behind Android so no it’s not a right step.

@Utgardloki @bart @nitrokey do you mind sharing what phone you have that gets 5+ year support from the manufacturer? Keep in mind that the article you referenced supports *all* android phones, so your special 5+ yr phone is quite an exception to how the rest of the android world operates....

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