Dev kits for Purism’s ultra-private Librem 5 smartphone are now shipping

Purism, the company behind the upcoming ultra-private Librem 5 smartphone, has announced it’s started shipping development kits to its backers. The dev kit, which is based on Purism’s customized i.MX8M hardware, will ultimately power the company’s smartphones, which are due to be released early next year. Both backers and Purism’s internal development team are working from the same dev kit, ensuring both parties are on an equal footing. This early-access developer hardware is crucial given the scope and ambition of Purism’s Librem 5 phone, which is built with privacy and security at its heart. The most dramatic exemplifier of this…

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