Meet Open Source Alternatives to Android

Did you know that Linux not only dominates the servers segment, it also dominates operating systems for mobile devices? Many deny that Android Linux and use the argument that if not using GNU tools, then on Linux.

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But what are the alternatives to Android? Is it the only mobile system available on the market? Even better. What are the alternatives of Open Code?

I will briefly present 5 Open Source alternatives to the popular little green robot, the list follows no specific order. Given the caveats, let's know the options.


mobile-tizen system O Tizen It's a mobile operating system, also based on Linux, like Android. There is a lot of support from Linux Foundation, Samsung and Intel. The first smartphone launched with the factory system was the Samsung Z in India. Unfortunately Tizen did not have the expected projection, many claim that the system has no future. This leaves to the specialists and Parents / Din Din of plant.


system-mobile-postmartketos Also known as pmOS, the postmarketOS is in early development. It is the distribution Alpine Linux configured for ringtones. With its own packages, it aims to be installed on smartphones and get optimal performance, as well as its desktop version.

Librem 5

smartphone-opensource-librem With the bold proposal to offer open source system and hardware, the Librem 5 It is an initiative aimed at security and privacy of its users.

A Smartphone that comes with touch-enabled Linux distributions such as PureOS, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora and Arch. It is one of the most anticipated projects in the community, and many are anxious about the direction of the project.

Mobile Plasma

plasma-mobile-kde system O Mobile Plasma the version of the KDE smartphone interface. It can now be tested on devices like LG Nexus 5. It is interesting to see the concept of convergence in the KDE Project, between its DE and applications. Because Plasma Mobile apps use the Kirigami framework, enabling the development of their software for both mobile and desktop.

Ubuntu Touch


Abandoned by Canonical in 2017, Ubuntu Touch had a complicated track record. First the fundraising campaign for its development did not go so well. With a target of 32 million dollars, raising 12 million.

After the crowndfunding campaign, many thought the project would be abandoned. In February 2015 Canonical partners with the Spanish company BQ and launches its first device. Soon after, by the Chinese manufacturer Meizu, but not having the expected return, the system was abandoned by Canonical April 2017. Then the community goes into action, embracing the project and not letting it die. New features are being incorporated, such as the possibility of running android apps.

Maintained by UBPorts, relatively early to talk about the fate of Ubuntu Touch, whether it will avenge or die with its proposed conversion.

And you, did you know so many alternatives? It's great to see that other systems are growing and maturing. Even better when they are open source projects, adding several advantages and fostering the development of more good alternatives.

Let us know if you know more options for the popular Android, see you in the next post, SYSTEMATICALLY!

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