Oct 1 – 7, 2022
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Europe/Madrid timezone

Plasma Mobile in 2022

Oct 1, 2022, 3:15 PM
Room 1

Room 1

Talk (40 min) Nuts and Bolts


Devin Lin Bhushan Shah (Developer)


Plasma Mobile has seen surging interest in recent years alongside the growing community around mobile Linux devices. And during this time, the project has come a long way in becoming functional and usable for users.

Lots of work had to go into the software stack, adapting Plasma, KDE Frameworks and other core components for a mobile context.

New applications also had to be developed to suit the needs of the platform, as well as adhering to "convergence" where they would work regardless of the platform, whether it be on desktop or mobile.

During this talk, Bhushan will be going over recent developments in the underlying Plasma Mobile stack, while Devin will be presenting the work that has been done in the shell and UI.

We will also show the ways how community can contribute to Plasma Mobile project.

Description The Plasma Mobile project has been a longstanding project by the KDE community to bring the Linux ecosystem to mobile devices. The past few years have seen increased interest in this space, with vendors bringing first-party mobile Linux devices such as the PinePhone, as well as community efforts to mainline existing Android devices. This talk will give an overview of recent developments in Plasma Mobile, the community, and provide some insight into initiatives we can do to move the project forward and realize the goal of Linux on mobile.
A short bio Devin has been using Plasma since 2016, and started contributing to KDE two years ago! He primarily focuses his attention on projects related to Plasma Mobile. Currently he is a third year mathematics undergrad student in Canada. Bhushan is long time contributor to Plasma Mobile, He is working in automotive industry as a day job. He is from India.

Primary authors

Devin Lin Bhushan Shah (Developer)

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