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Purism Ships Librem 5 Dev Kits, the Linux Phones Will Arrive in April 2019

Based on the newer and more powerful i.MX 8M 64-bit ARM boards, upgrading older devs kits based on the generic i.MX6 boards, the Librem 5 dev kits will soon arrive in the hands of early adopters as Purism needs all the help it can get from the community to continue and accelerate the development of its Linux-powered, privacy-focused phones, the Librem 5. Purism reports that their privacy and security-focused Librem 5 mobile phones are still on track for an April 2019 launch, as the company delayed the January 2019 launch a few months ago due to some bugs with the development boards. But they still need the community’s help to test both the hardware and software of the Librem 5 Linux phone.