Mandrake Linux Creator Launches a New Open Source Mobile OS called eelo

Mandrake Linux Creator Launches a New Open Source Mobile OS called eelo

After the demise of Ubuntu Phone and Firefox OS, there are not a lot of open source mobile operating systems left in the market. But this doesn’t discourage people from trying something new in this not-so-successful domain (and we need people to have the freedom to try out new ideas otherwise nothing will change).

A couple of months we saw the announcement of ultra-secure and privacy-oriented Librem Phone. And now we have a new crowdfunding campaign for a new open source mobile operating system called eelo.

eelo will be more than just a mobile operating system. It will have its own associated web-services such as email, cloud storage, online office tool etc. eelo is intended for people with a better respect for their personal data and privacy. But at the same time, it wants to give the end-user all the tools that a standard mobile OS provides.

eelo is forked from LineageOS, an open source Android distribution (which indicates it will run Android apps quite easily but not by default from the Googe Play Store). LineageOS can run mainstream applications so it will be used to put together a consistent mobile and web system.

See http://bit.ly/2BrSxRT


Mandrake Linux Creator Announces Open Source Mobile OS "eelo"

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