The Pixel 3A was released in 2019 by Google as a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 4, and is powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, an OLED display, and a 3000mAh battery. Being somewhat popular among the developer community, it was two years ago that this
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A relatively small German phone start-up, Volla, became famous in the mobile Linux community after introducing the first Volla Phone [https://tuxphones.com/made-in-germany-linux-ready-volla-phone-kickstarter/] in early 2020. After one year, a concluded Kickstarter campaign and a partnership with UBPorts Foundation for complete Ubuntu Touch support, Volla has teased a new
One of the main issues with modern smartphones is the extremely short lifespan of this category of devices, which makes even high-end ones painfully slow within years. In fact, studies have shown that it takes the average European, American or Asian user less than two years [https://it.businessinsider.com/
After Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 adding official support for a series of Oneplus (3/3T) and Sony Xperia (X*, XZ) devices, the most popular Linux distribution for phones is expanding further, with Ubuntu Touch developer Alfred Neumayer announcing upcoming support for the 2019 mid-range Google Pixel 3a smartphone. > I really can't
Despite all the work on "pure" Linux distributions for smartphones in 2020, Ubuntu Touch is likely still the safest choice [https://tuxphones.com/2020-everything-running-linux-smartphone-guide/] for most devices, and the only one ready for complete daily usage on some Android handhelds [https://many.tuxphones.com/]. The relatively popular Linux distro, initially
Launched in 2013, Ubuntu Touch used to be one of the most ambitious projects by Canonical. This OS, based on Ubuntu LTS and the Unity 8 user interface, was probably ahead of its time, promising convergence between desktop and mobile applications. However, after a failed Indiegogo campaign [https://www.indiegogo.