Mobian will be the new OS in the PinePhone Community Edition. Mobian is an open-source project aimed at bringing Debian GNU/Linux to mobile devices.
The PinePhone Mobian Community Edition will be available to pre-order from the Pine64 Store on January 18th and comes in two configurations:
- $149 – 2GB RAM + 16GB eMMC
- $199 – 3GB RAM + 32GB eMMC Convergence Package with an included USB-C dock
What can we expect from PinePhone Mobian Community Edition?
PinePhone Mobian Community Edition will include an installer that will allow you to choose a user password and enable full disk encryption.
PinePhone with Mobian will have all the basic functionality of the phone: including voice calls, SMS, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, front and rear cameras.
Mobian’s developers caution that the software is still largely in progress and evolving almost daily. It is important that you update your phone immediately after receiving it.
Mobian wiki page: https://wiki.mobian-project.org/
Debian wiki page: https://wiki.debian.org/Mobian
IRC channel: #mobian on OFTC
Matrix room: https://app.element.io/#/room/#mobian:matrix.org
Telegram group: https://t.me/mobian_project
Pine64 will donate $ 10 to the Mobian project for each device sold. The Mobian developers will return a significant portion to the Debian project.