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⚡ WhatsApp and Anbox: the most popular messaging app now runs on Linux phones

As seen in several previous [https://tuxphones.com/purism-librem-5-run-android-apps-anbox-linux-fdroid/] articles [https://tuxphones.com/postmarketos-linux-gets-anbox-android-app-support/], almost all tuxphone-oriented distributions are actively working on supporting the Anbox abstraction layer in order to integrate Android apps quasi-natively with Linux ones. With Ubuntu Touch, postmarketOS, PureOS and Mobian supporting it, the project is getting

Large Maemo Leste update brings camera and TV output to 11-year old Nokia N900, PowerVR GPU support for Motorola Droid 4
Linux on Android smartphones

Large Maemo Leste update brings camera and TV output to 11-year old Nokia N900, PowerVR GPU support for Motorola Droid 4

In pre-Lumia (read Microsoft) times, Nokia phones used to be extremely widespread and praised for their very durable and innovative designs. Their relatively simple interfaces included some of the most advanced features one could expect on a phone, and the company even developed some essentially full-Linux smartphones with the Maemo

Official, Plasma-based "Manjaro Phone" teased on Twitter
Manjaro Phone

Official, Plasma-based "Manjaro Phone" teased on Twitter

Over the last year, there has been a peak in smartphone oriented Linux distributions [https://tuxphones.com/all-linux-distributions-for-smartphones/], probably due to the huge interest in projects like Purism's Librem5 and, more recently, the entry-level PinePhone [https://tuxphones.com/pine64-pinephone-prototype-linux-smartphone-mockup-progress-design/] . Another exciting development for this new segment of Linux devices is