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Cosmo Communicator 2-in-1 Phone/Mini Laptop can now Dual Boot Debian Linux and Android

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The Cosmo Communicator was released as a crowdfunded handheld device mixing smartphone and a small laptop features such as keyboard and display. It was launched in late 2019 and ran Google Android.

The original units were shipped and fulfilled the requirements of the crowdfunding campaign, but still were missing something the company had wanted to provide: support for Linux.

This is now fixed as Planet Computers, the company that makes Cosmo Communicator, just released a version of Debian Linux, that can be installed on the system, with the tools that the company has provided for free on its website.

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  • Cosmo Communicator – A smartphone that runs Android and Linux

    The smartphone market today is centered on the two main operating systems on the market, Android and iOS.

    However, in order to offer other alternatives, Planet Computers has now launched a smartphone with dual boot Android and Linux.

    The smartphone market is constantly evolving and manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to improve the user experience. If some follow hardware changes, such as folding screens or hidden cameras, others try to differentiate themselves by software.

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    I'm known here at Android Police for my enduring love of tiny computers. I had a Vaio C1 as a kiddo and spent a good chunk of College using an ASUS 1000HE. More recently, I picked up a GPD Pocket (which I regret) and a Surface Go (which I regret less). By all this I mean to say: I'm pretty excited for the Cosmo.

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  • Cosmo Communicator Linux Android smartphone passes $1.8 million in funding

    With a design reminiscent of those communicators of the 1990s Planet Computers has created a new Android smartphone which can also boot the Linux operating system providing a mobile workstation in a small convenient package. “The ultimate mobile communicator – a pocket computer, mobile phone and camera – all in one!”

    After launching via crowdfunding websites the company has now raised over $1.8 million via Indiegogo with another $800,000 raised via Kickstarter from an earlier campaign. Complete with microSD card slots the small pocket computer is equipped with a 2 inch colour touchscreen display on one side together with a 24 megapixel camera. Once opened a 5.99 inch HD LCD touchscreen is accompanied by a full tactile keyboard, five megapixel internal camera to USB-C connections as well as stereo speakers all powered by a 4,220 mAh battery.

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Planet straps up multi-boot for Cosmo Communicator

  • Planet straps up multi-boot for Cosmo Communicator

    Users now have the capability to run a number of different operating systems – including Android (both standard and rooted) and Debian GNU/Linux on the Cosmo.

    Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is now also available for Cosmo Communicator, which gives extra flexibility to customise their device configuration.

Pocket PC Cosmo Communicator Gets Linux Support

  • Pocket PC Cosmo Communicator Gets Linux Support

    The Cosmo Communicator, which has been launched up to now years, has a Q keyboard and a pc with a number of working programs. This help, which is the results of the corporate’s cooperation with the Linux group, permits customers to run extra purposes.

    Final yr, an organization referred to as Planet Computer systems introduced its transportable pocket pc, which it stated would help different working programs, together with Linux. This pocket pc, impressed by the Psion Sequence 5 PDA, launched in 1990, was launched to run Linux and Android, but it surely was not precisely that.

    Till now, the hand-held pc, which lacked twin working programs, used Android as its default working system and didn't supply the chance to change to Linux. With the current improve in curiosity in Linux-based smartphones, Planet Computer systems fulfilled its promise, albeit a bit late, and supplied Linux help for Cosmo Communicator.

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