A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5: tuxphones.com/yet-another-libr

@PINE64
It's almost impossible to avoid blobs like this... And it probably will be until there's a viable Open Hardware option for chips like this.

Just having a phone running Linux and mostly Open Source ecosystem is already a pretty big deal and a huge step in right direction.

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