Librem 5 Mass Production Phone Has Begun Shipping


SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, 2020 — Purism, a Social Reason Firm (SPC) specializing in security and privacy with its hardware and utility, has begun shipping its heavily produced Librem 5 phone to potentialities.

The Librem 5 is a one-of-a-form overall-reason computer in a phone form-ingredient that Purism has designed and constructed from scratch following a successful crowdfunding marketing campaign that raised over $2.2 million. Both the hardware and utility create is centered on respecting the slay user’s freedom and giving them modify over their privacy and security. The Librem 5 doesn’t hasten Android nor iOS but as a replace runs the the same PureOS operating system as Purism’s laptops and mini PC.

The Librem 5 has irregular hardware parts alongside side a user-removable cell modem, WiFi card, and battery. Like with Librem laptops, the Librem 5 also parts external hardware abolish switches that lower energy to the cell modem, WiFi/Bluetooth, and front and abet cameras and microphone so that the user can modify when these devices are in use. All hardware switches can even additionally be triggered together to enable “lockdown mode” which also disables the GPS, accelerometer and all other sensors.

To boot as to rising the hardware, Purism invested carefully into utility to lift its PureOS desktop onto a phone form-ingredient. It developed libhandy, phosh, phoc, and squeekboard to approach the entire desktop Linux ecosystem on cell platforms. This utility suite makes it simple for existing desktop functions to be “adaptive” or trade their look to be more usable on a smaller touch video display, mighty fancy “responsive web sites” attain on cell devices. This permits developers to protect a single utility as a replace of multiple variations for assorted platforms. This suite of utility has now change into the most popular utility stack to make use of on other handheld Linux hardware.

Yet every other irregular characteristic of the Librem 5 is convergence: the power to glue the Librem 5 to a video display or pc pc dock and use it as a desktop computer running the the same beefy-sized desktop functions as on Librem laptops. When in a phone form-ingredient, functions behave mighty fancy “responsive web sites” and trade their look for the smaller video display. This ability that you simply can make use of the Librem 5 as a

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