List of open-source mobile phones
WebOS was initially available only under a proprietary license but the source code was later released under a free license by HP. Still, Open WebOS will not run on all WebOS devices.
All mobile phones have proprietary baseband (GSM module) firmware.
|Organization||Model||Mobile operating system||QWERTY (hardware) keyboard||Release date||Current state|
|Nokia||N900||Maemo 5 (Fremantle)||Yes||2009-11-11||Discontinued|
|Nokia||N950 (available to developers only)||MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan||Yes||2011||Discontinued|
|Nokia||N9||MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan||No||2011||Discontinued|
|OpenMoko||Neo 1973 (code name GTA01)||Openmoko Linux, Qtopia (both Linux-based)||No||2007-07-09||Discontinued|
|OpenMoko||Neo FreeRunner (code name GTA02)||Openmoko Linux, Qt Extended, Debian, SHR (Stable Hybrid Release), Android, Gentoo (all Linux-based), Inferno||No||2008-06-24||Discontinued|
|Golden Delicious, GmbH||GTA04||QtMoko, Debian, SHR (Stable Hybrid Release), Android||No||2012-04||Awaiting expression of interest|
|Aava mobile||Developer phone (available to developers only)||MeeGo||No||2011||Discontinued|
|Tizen Association||Developer phone (available to developers only)||Tizen||No||2013||Available|
|Alcatel||One Touch Fire||Firefox OS||No||2013-07||Available|
- Android (operating system)#Licensing "drivers and firmware vital for the proper functioning of Android devices are usually proprietary"
- Stallman, Richard (2011-09-19). "Is Android really free software? – Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' – but when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like something different". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
the software of Android versions 1 and 2 was mostly developed by Google; Google released it under the Apache 2.0 license, which is a lax free software license without copyleft. ... The version of Linux included in Android is not entirely free software, since it contains non-free "binary blobs"... Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU.
- Stallman, Richard (2012-08-05). "Android and Users' Freedom – Support the Free Your Android campaign". gnu.org. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
Even though the Android phones of today are considerably less bad than Apple or Windows smartphones, they cannot be said to respect your freedom.
- Welte, Harald (2010-02-05). "OsmocomBB Project Rationale". Retrieved 2013-09-26.
Every mobile device that is connected to a cellular network runs some kind of baseband processor with highly proprietary and closed-source firmware.
- "Peak+ cancellation". 28 November 2013.
- FSO, Free smartphone org project: modern service-based middleware platform for Linux-based embedded systems, obeys "No strings attached" principle among others
- Mobile device (mobile platform)
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