According to the latest report by Tuxphone, Linux-based mobile postmarketOS can now boot on over 200 devices, including mobiles as well as tablets. The data is based on their running script to count the device supporting postmarketOS.
Alpine Linux-based PostmarketOS has achieved the milestone of crossing 200 device support in the span of three years. Since its beginning in 2017, postmarketOS has emerged as a leading Linux-based mobile OS with constant growth in device count every year.
PostmarketOS Leads Linux-Based Mobile OS
Other Linux-based mobile operating systems, such as Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, and Plasma mobile, are also doing great but still trailing behind postmarketOS. If we look at the numbers, Ubuntu Touch currently supports 23 devices and 14 are still a work in progress; on the other hand, Sailfish lags behind with very few selected devices such as Sony Xperia 10 and Gemini PDA.
Credit for the high popularity and demand of postmarketOS goes directly to its installation methods, tools, and guides that help users easily port it on their devices. Additionally, it also gives freedom to run a choice of user interfaces such as Plasma Mobile, MATE, GNOME, Xfce, and Phosh.
If you also want to run postmarketOS, first check out their wiki page of supporting postmarketOS mobile devices and then follow the installation instructions. There are also over 100 devices that cannot boot postmarketOS yet but lined up to get into the list of supporting devices.
Are you using the iPhone 7? If so, then you can not only just boot postmarketOS on iPhone 7 but also run Wayland graphical window manager, all thanks to Project Insanity.
Lastly, it’s totally worth mentioning the role of Linux mobile phones like Librem 5 and PinePhone that are also playing a major role to stand Linux strong in Android dominated mobile market.