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KDE's Plasma Mobile Now Supports Phone Calls on the PinePhone Linux Smartphone

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As we reported earlier this month, KDE Plasma Mobile is already running well on the PinePhone, but not all things are working properly, such as phone calls, which the Plasma Mobile team reports that they managed to add multiple patches to integrate telephony functions with the graphical UI.

"Bhushan Shah submitted multiple patches in postmarketOS to integrate telephony functions with user interface. Using which PINE64 Pinephone can connect calls from user interface. Currently audio is a work in progress however, and we hope to have this resolved soon," said the Plasma Mobile team.

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KDE's Plasma Mobile Now Supports Phone Calls on the PinePhone

  • KDE's Plasma Mobile Now Supports Phone Calls on the PinePhone Linux Smartphone – Video

    KDE Project’s Plasma Mobile team reports today on the progress made so far to better support PINE64’s PinePhone open source Linux smartphone by implementing phone calls, and also updating apps.

    As we reported earlier this month, KDE Plasma Mobile is already running well on the PinePhone, but not all things are working properly, such as phone calls, which the Plasma Mobile team reports that they managed to add multiple patches to integrate telephony functions with the graphical UI.

PinePhone smartphone can run desktop Linux apps

  • PinePhone smartphone can run desktop Linux apps, also makes phone calls

    The PinePhone is a $150 smartphone designed to run free and open source software. For the most part that probably means users will run Linux-based operating systems that have been optimized for mobile devices, like PostmartketOS, Ubuntu Touch, or KDE Plasma Mobile.

    But since the PinePhone is basically a cheap, low-power Linux computer, it can also run desktop applications such as Firefox, GIMP, or LibreOffice.

    Now that the first “Braveheart” editions of the PinePhone are set to start shipping to early adopters, we’re starting to see what they can do — and Martijn Braam has posted a video showing a PinePhone running desktop Linux apps.

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