Hi, All! Someone in the open-source community told me about this device and gave me the links so I thought I'd share it for those who aren't already aware of it.
Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.
A fully standards-based freedom-oriented system, based on Debian and many other upstream projects, has never been done before–we will be the first to seriously attempt this.
The Librem 5 phone will be the world's first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.
Note: This was an “all-or-nothing” campaign, but we crossed well over the $1.5m goal, and will be delivering on the Librem 5 phone. If you would like a Librem 5 you can simply pre-order one of the appropriate rewards now, and we will add you to the shipping queue!
Freedom of Choice
We believe phones should not track you nor exploit your digital life. We are in the middle of a digital rights revolution where you get to decide the future. We at Purism are building a phone that does not run Android nor iOS, but runs PureOS or any GNU/Linux distribution where all the source code is available.
Peace of Mind
Our phone will not wholesale gather your data for profit. It will not lock you into an ecosystem that controls you. It will not require you to enter banking details to simply get an app from an app store.
Does Not Track You
Our phone will be built to protect you by default. It will never exploit you for profit. It will be a phone for the people, by the people.
We know how to build products that are convenient, privacy and security focused. Our phone will give you peace of mind knowing it does not track you.
- Does not run Google Android
- Does not run Apple iOS
- Runs PureOS by default, can run most GNU+Linux distributions
- World’s first ever IP-native mobile handset
- End-to-end encrypted decentralized communications via Matrix
- 5″ screen
- Security focused by design
- Privacy protection by default
- Works with 2G/3G/4G, GSM, UMTS, and LTE networks
- CPU separate from Baseband
- Hardware Kill Switches for Camera, Microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and Baseband