The KDE Plasma Mobile development team said today that it has brought support for phone functionality for PinePhone Linux smartphones. As reported earlier this month, KDE Plasma Mobile works well on the Pine Phone, but there are some details waiting to be further refined, such as phone functionality.
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The Plasma Mobile team reported that they managed to patch multiple patches to incorporate the feature with the graphical user interface.
Bhushan Shah submitted several patches in postmarketOS, and users using the PINE64 Pinephone smartphone are now able to access call functionality on the user interface. The audio work is still ongoing and hopefully the follow-up will be done as soon as possible.
In addition, the KDE Plasma Mobile development team has brought in application updates, such as app drawers that better follow KDE’s Human Interaction Guide (HIG) to convert global drawers into hamburger menus with menu item hierarchies.
Other updates include KTrip (which now shows other connection instructions) and Angelfish (show shorthand, not Angelfish Web Browser), and more of the o-phonesim patches.
Interested friends can experience KDE Plasma Mobile on PinePhone through PostmarketOS.
Of course, the premise is that you’re willing to pay $149 for the Brave Heart version of PinePhone at the PINE64 online store, with shipments expected from December 2019 to the end of January 2020.