Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Will Feature a GNOME Mobile UI Shell

As we’re approaching the January 2019 deadline for the first shipments of Purism’s Librem 5 privacy-focused Linux smartphone, the development team gives us more insight into what we can expect from the device.

Director of Creative at Purism, François Téchené, talks is a recent report about the first real design attempts of the user interface of Librem 5, which will be using a UI shell based on the GNOME desktop environment. The first version of this GNOME-based mobile UI shell for Librem 5 is called internally as “phosh” and will focus on efficiency and robustness, and Purism even wants to push it upstream as the “GNOME mobile shell.”

“Our goal with the Librem 5 is to improve the visual identity of the Librem line while staying close to the minimalist and humble look that characterize the existing Librem line,” said François Téchené, Director of Creative at Purism. “The main challenge of case design is… (read more)

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