AppLee last edited by
Hi everyone, what do you think about this project ?
I read they recently started shipping to backers.
Depending how they intend to port Linux distros to it, it can be available for Ubuntu Touch.
I like the physical keyboard as it's way faster to type on those then on touchscreen.
I'm just curious if there are people interested in such device and if a port seems feasible.
poVoq last edited by poVoq
Since they prominently mention Debian and SailfishOS that would seem like a easy port?
Here is a slightly older video with a short section running SailfishOS in it: https://youtu.be/F2-qKSxNYk4?t=84
(afterwards it shows USB-C video-out on Android)
Edit: Here is a more recent video where they talk about Linux support: https://youtu.be/OZZ3zm3-xr8?t=1204
So has there being any news I missed? Should we wait for the port - I can use my device for testing...
I've just 'upgraded' my Cosmo from Debian to UBPorts using instructions from oesf.org.
Here is the link to the thread https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36413.0
Seems solid and snappy. I haven't tested telephony yet (sim card in PinePhone, also on UBPorts), but I will be testing soon.
See photo of UBPorts running on both PinePhone and Planet Cosmo, very groovy.
@MonCon Nice! Can you edit (refine) the instructions link to help others (or maybe? write a howto)?
I've revised my post to include a link to the thread on oesf with the instructiion.
Keneda last edited by
I made a thread on Astro Slide from same manufacturer, that would be a great convergent device.
Good the Cosmo got ported.
I came across this github page via another forum, describing terminal commands to control the LED lighting on the Cosmo (and Gemini), including the keyboard backlighting on the Cosmo.
Originally for Debian but seems to work perfectly on UBports, I have only tried the kb element on my Cosmo as the external bells and whistles on mine got damaged in a fall , I thought somebody else might find it useful too. I have absolutely no idea how to turn this into keyboard shortcuts, I'm just an electrical engineer with a groovy mobile, but maybe someone with coding skills would like to have a play?
voice calls all good on 2degrees + vodafonenz, sms sending but not receiving, probably an apn setting I need to resolve on the Cosmo, your mileage may vary as they say, based on country and carrier, to be continued.
It basically works, very well. I need to fiddle with a few things, but this is why we are here.
UBports is such a nice place to be.