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Why we need GNU/Linux on mobile devices (now more than ever)

Why we need GNU/Linux on mobile devices (now more than ever)

We take a look at Google Fuchsia and discuss what it means for the future of Android and FOSS on mobile devices. Finally, some FOSS projects that are working towards a better future are presented.

Links:
- Recording: https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9568-lightning_talks_day_4#t=5291
- Anbox: https://anbox.io
- Halium: https://halium.org
- Ubuntu Touch: https://ubuntu-touch.io
- Plasma Mobile: https://plasma-mobile.org
- Pine64: https://pine64.org
- Purism: https://puri.sm

Johannah Sprinz

December 30, 2018
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  1. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0
  2. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 Mobile OS market share 2018
  3. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 Android is not an option
  4. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 Android is foss, isn’t it? • crucial features are being moved to GMS, increasingly also security features • every device has its own patched Linux kernel (and modified AOSP on older devices) • many devices are locked down • not a single fully functional foss android device exists
  5. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 Fuchsia and the Zirkon kernel the looming danger to our way of life
  6. (c) Google

  7. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 sound familiar? permissive-licensed kernel, proprietary userland….
  8. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0
  9. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 Where do we go from here?
  10. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 anbox.io
  11. Jan Sprinz | @NeoTheThird | Lightning Talk at 35c3 |

    CC BY 4.0 L IUM HA halium.org (c) Halium Project
  12. plasma-mobile.org ubuntu-touch.io (c) KDE Community (c) UBports Community

  13. puri.sm pine64.org (c) Purism (c) Pine64

  14. None