Plasma Mobile, a serious competitor to Ubuntu Touch

Yesterday we were able to meet through the KDE project blog a news that has surprised many. KDE will create a new mobile operating system called Plasma Mobile. Plasma Mobile will have a very, very ambitious goal. Plasma Mobile will be able to run any app from any other operating system. So Plasma Mobile will be able to accept apps from Android, Ubuntu Touch, iOS and Windows Phone.

Plasma Mobile will be completely free and can be used by any company without having to pay anything for it, also, like Ubuntu Touch, can be installed on smartphones with android but this does not mean that plasma Mobile is a rom of android but it is a standalone system.

So … how will Plasma Mobile work?

The basis of Plasma Mobile will be the QT libraries, libraries that are used in many apps of almost all mobile operating systems and will make according to the KDE team that Plasma Mobile is as versatile and powerful as it seems. Plasma Mobile will also have apps and features from KDE and Kubuntu, something that has caught my attention because a priori it seems that the intention of Plasma Mobile will be to be a KDE for mobile.

Plasma Mobile news

The first prototypes of Plasma Mobile are already on the street and development is underway with LG Nexus 5. In addition, thanks to ExoPC, this operating system can be tested on computers and some phones that support this program. As you can see in the video, Plasma Mobile already supports phone calls and works the occasional app, but we can not yet certify the proper functioning of apps from other operating systems in Plasma Mobile.


Personally I find this project very ambitious. While it seems possible, it’s hard to believe that KDE can make all apps work on your operating system and that companies like Google or Apple have failed. Still seems to be a big rival for Ubuntu Touch and other operating systems?or maybe not?

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