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Lilbits: Archiving Android apps, postmarketOS for the F(x)tec Pro1, and the Dirty Pipe Linux vulnerability

A serious vulnerability has been found in recent builds of the Linux kernel, allowing any local user to gain root access on an unpatched device… which could include a number of Android phones running Linux kernel 5.8 or later. In other recent tech news from around the web Google is building an Android feature that […]

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Now you can live boot Linux-based postmarketOS on unlocked Android phones

Ever wanted to try out a Linux-based operating system like postmarketOS on your phone… but didn’t want to overwrite the operating system that’s already installed? Now it’s possible. As reported by TuxPhones, a recent postmarketOS update has added support for “network boot,” which essentially lets you plug an Android phone with an unlocked bootloader into […]

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Linux Smartphone News Roundup: New postmarketOS, Manjaro, Nemo, and Sailfish OS builds, Phosh 0.14, and more

There’s been a lot of activity in the mobile Linux space recently, and it’s been a while since I’ve done a Linux Smartphone News Roundup, so let’s take a look at some recent developments from the folks working to make free and open source software alternatives to Android and iOS. Phosh 0.14 released [Phosh] Phosh […]

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Lilbits: Leaks (GPD Win Max 2, MS Surface Laptop 4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Lite?)

Every GPD Win handheld gaming PC to date has been powered by an Intel processor. The company started with low-power Intel Atom chips, but last year’s GPD Win Max shipped with a 25 watt Intel Core i5-1035G7 Ice Lake processor and this year’s GPD Win 3 is supports up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip […]

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Mobian is a Linux-based smartphone OS based on Debian

Now that there are a handful of smartphones designed to run GNU/Linux distributions, there are a growing number of developers creating phone-friendly operating systems. One of the latest is called Mobian, and while it’s not exactly a brand new distribution, it is a set of software that makes it possible to run the popular Debian operating […]