GNOME developer Adrien Plazas announced today that Purism's upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone will ship with the GNOME 3.32 graphics environment by default.
GNOME 3.32 has recently entered the development phase and will be a major update to the popular graphical environment in the various Linux distributions. Its release date is March 13, 2019 and it is now confirmed that it will be the default interface for Librem 5.
That is why the developer invites GNOME and GTK + application developers to adapt their apps to work on both Linux distributions and Librem 5, which will use a security-focused and Debian-based distribution.
Many applications, including GNOME Podcast, Chatty, Calls and Fractal, have already been adapted to work in Librem 5, and many other applications will be adapted very soon, among which we see GNOME Contacts, GNOME Games, GNOME Settings and Geary.
Librem 5 with GNOME 3.32 comes out in April 2019
Purism announced the delay of its Librem 5 until April 2019 due to last minute hardware failures, but the date change has been excellent to add GNOME 3.32, a version that will arrive in the middle of March, just in time for the Librem 5.
As Purism mentioned before, Librem 5 will use a modification of the GNOME Shell user interface adapted for the 5.5-inch screen, this modification will be called GNOME mobile shell.