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Purism Says Its Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Will Use Wayland and i.MX8 ARM CPU

Librem 5’s crowdfunding campaign ended with more than $2 million funds raised from thousands of backers. Then, Purism promised to put all that money to good use in the manufacturing process of the Linux-powered smartphone, which should have started as soon as they find a company willing to build it. In their first progress report, which apparently will become a weekly thing, Purism says that during various tests they realized that the i.MX6 processor that was supposed to go into Librem 5 might be too power hungry for the devices, so they decided to way for the next-generation model to come out, the i.MX8.