TuxPhones.com is an independent news site about smartphones and tablets running the Linux operating system. You can follow at:

➡️ @tuxdevices

The website is at tuxphones.com

F-Droid is a free open source app store for Android devices which only includes privacy-friendly FOSS apps. You can follow at:

➡️ @fdroidorg

The F-Droid app store can be installed from the official site at f-droid.org

Google Play has been removing Fediverse apps recently, seemingly without explanation. It is really important that we have independent and accountable alternatives like F-Droid.

Plasma Mobile is a FOSS smartphone interface which runs on top of a Linux distribution. You can follow at:

➡️ @plasmamobile

Like its desktop counterpart Plasma, the Plasma Mobile project is run by @kde

The official website is at plasma-mobile.org

Plasma Mobile provides official images for running it on the Pinephone made by @PINE64

Pine64 make low-price open hardware including Linux-based smartphones, laptops and tablets. You can follow them at:

➡️ @PINE64

Also, check out their new video channel at:

➡️ @pine64tilvids

As it's New Year's eve, here's Pine64's community roundup of 2020:


Their website is at pine64.org

PostmarketOS is a version of Linux for smartphones, based on the Alpine Linux distro. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @postmarketOS

The official site is at postmarketos.org

Currently the PinePhone made by @PINE64 has the best compatibility with postmarketOS.

Many other devices are partially compatible (see wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Dev for their status).

Mobian is a version of Debian Linux designed for mobile devices. You can follow the project here:

➡️ @mobian

The official site is at mobian-project.org

Mobian currently runs on the Pinephone open smartphone made by @PINE64

/e/ sells de-googlised versions of Android phones. You can follow at:

➡️ @e_mydata

You can also download the OS and install it yourself. Their site is at e.foundation and phone shop at esolutions.shop

/e/ sells brand new @Fairphone 3/3+ smartphones, made with Fairtrade raw materials in ethical working conditions (fairphone.com).

In-depth video review of /e/ on the FP3:

Pine64 design and make low-price open hardware such as computers, phones and tablets. You can follow them at:

➡️ @PINE64

They focus on community input and free open software, and allowing people to customise their devices. The official website is at pine64.org

Fairphone make smartphones that are (as far as possible) ethical: fair wages, safe working conditions and minimal environmental impact. You can follow at:

➡️ @Fairphone

Their site is at fairphone.com

Fairphones are modular, you can upgrade/replace parts instead of buying a new device.

You can install degooglised OSes such as @ubports or @e_mydata

If you have to buy a new phone, Fairphone might be the most ethical option.

Exodus Privacy is a really useful service which gives privacy reports on Android apps, listing trackers embedded in each app, and permissions each app seeks.

You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @exodus

The service is available on the website at exodus-privacy.eu.org

The microG Project develops free open alternatives to Google's proprietary services in Android. They are now on the Fediverse, and you can follow them at:

➡️ @microg

Their website is at microg.org

The aim of the project is to allow freer android devices and apps to be made, by removing the need to use Google-controlled proprietary software.

UBports develop and maintain Ubuntu Touch, a Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablets. You can follow them here:

➡️ @ubports

UBports is a community of volunteers supported by donations. Their website is at ubports.com

Ubuntu Touch was originally started by Canonical, but UBports took over development and maintenance in 2017.

TuxPhones.com is an independent site with news and articles about mobile devices running Linux:


Their website is (of course) tuxphones.com


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