The Librem 5 has entered the mass production stage

Kyle rankin (Chief Security Officer and Vice President of Purism) made it known through an advertisement the launch of mass production of the Librem 5.

Developers reported that all stages of quality control have been successfully passed and that the project is moving to the stage of mass production and widespread sales.

Notably the guys at Purism have worked hard to get to this point of the Librem 5 manufacturing stage, since after several scenarios in which it was thought that the project would not see the light, you can from the fundraising campaign, GNOME foundation help to the project and countless delays and problemsAfter all that and just over 3 years, the project has reached a key point.

And is that so and as they commented at the beginning of the month and according to the schedule Purism went into the mass production of the Librem 5:

Is the time! We can't tell you how excited we are that we will start shipping the mass production version of Librem 5 in mid to late November! We are currently finishing our extensive QA steps and compliance procedures so that we can begin shipping the revolutionary Librem 5 phone.

Firstly, Smartphones will be sent to reservation program participants initial, thanks to which the project was financed.

The devices in initial pre-orders are scheduled to ship in early December, after which the devices will ship in regular pre-orders from the US at the end of January.

Sending phones for the rest of previously placed pre-orders is scheduled to be completed in February. In parallel, devices will be shipped for new orders.

Like many manufacturers, we use a Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing process for our phones. There are many benefits behind this practice, including the fact that it allows us to iterate minor changes to the process before a defect is shipped to customers.

In practical terms, this means that we are not making all previous and projected Librem 5 phones at once, but rather we are making them in a constant and continuous manufacturing process in quantities that exceed our growing ability to test, process and ship them to the customers. Building on our past experience with other products and earlier, smaller Librem 5 batches, we expect initial shipments to take a little longer as we refine our testing and compliance processes, and we also expect our production to increase steadily as the Librem 5's new fulfillment process turns into a well-oiled machine.

Librem 5 Features

El Librem 5 stands out by the presence of software and hardware for block attempts to track and collect information about the user.

The phone gives the user full control over the device and it is equipped with only free software, including drivers and firmware.

Recall that the Librem 5 comes with the "PureOS" distribution (although it is possible to change it for another of the others available), using the Debian package base and the GNOME environment adapted for smartphones, and is equipped with three hardware switches that at the circuit level allow disabling (to cut off the power) camera, microphone, GPS, WiFi / Bluetooth and baseband module.

All three switches are off, sensors (IMU + compass and GNSS, light and proximity sensors) are also locked. The baseband chip, which is responsible for the cellular network, is decoupled from the main CPU, which powers the user environment.

Mobile apps are compatible with the libhandy library, which develops a set of widgets and objects to create a user interface for mobile devices using GTK and GNOME technologies.

Library allows working with the same GNOME applications on smartphones and PC by connecting a smartphone to a monitor, plus you can get a typical GNOME desktop based on a single set of applications. For messaging, a decentralized communication system based on the Matrix protocol is offered by default.

Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the publication of the note in the following link.


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  1.   sergio said

    You say "the boys" because they are all uncles, right?

    1.    Diego German Gonzalez said

      No, we boys say because we pay attention at school when they explained that it is neutral.
      If you want to comment on the content of the articles we will read them with pleasure, but please do not bring up questions that have nothing to do in a technology blog.