At the last Akademy we were able to find out what the KDE Project team was working at Plasma Mobile, Your mobile operating system that used neither Mir nor Unity, that is, it was different from Ubuntu Phone. Something that would not matter much, but apparently the Kubuntu team would be helping Plasma Mobile.
in one recent blog entry of the KDE Project has announced a profound change in Mobile. This change affects the base of the operating system that from now on it will use Ubuntu Phone to work. However Plasma Mobile will not use Xmir, Mir or Unity. The intention of the KDE Project is bring Wayland and Plasma to mobiles via Plasma Mobile.
Also, next to Ubuntu Phone, Plasma Mobile will use Cyanogenmod as the other part of this system base. Like Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Mobile will use Android as a base to communicate the operating system with the mobile hardware. This base will be included in an lxc container which will communicate with Plasma Mobile. On the other hand, by using Cyanogenmod as part of its base, not only Plasma Mobile will be on terminals with Ubuntu Phone but also on all those that are compatible with Cyanogenmod, currently a large list of terminals.
Plasma Mobile will be available in Cyanogenmod compatible terminals
The branch they will use for develop the latest version of Plasma Mobile will be Ubuntu 16.04, A stable version that they have been forced to use as many items are no longer developed for Ubuntu 15.04, the branch they were using. In any case the developments are already working and we can see how in some terminals the logging screen of a mobile works and even get the terminal to make calls, but still the first version of Plasma Mobile is not available for all.
Still it seems that Plasma Mobile will be available this year for some mobiles, Something interesting for many who want to have GNU / Linux on their mobile and don’t want Ubuntu Phone, even though Will they really be able to dodge the Ubuntu Touch project? Will Plasma Mobile work better than Ubuntu Phone? What do you think?