This extensive and thoughtful post by a member of the #Librem5 community does a good job of explaining the past and present mobile Linux ecosystem and why Purism's approach with phosh makes strategic sense long-term. https://amosbbatto.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/advantages-of-phosh/
Mobile App Stores and the Power of Incentives
"A large part of our work at Purism is focused on creating a healthy, ethical, privacy-preserving alternative to the current mobile app ecosystem."
There is now a new open core implementation under the Open Power umbrella, the PPC A2!
Update on the MNT Reform campaign is out, in which I give a quick intro to etnaviv reverse engineering and hacking on graphics problems with the example of KiCAD: https://www.crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform/updates/graphics-improvements-4k-hdmi-and-proper-kicad-support
i found the fix for the etnaviv discard problem myself, so the bounty is over. solution: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/issues/3090#note_526727
here's an archived copy of our AMA with @crowd_supply yesterday. it was fun, thanks everyone for popping in! http://dump.mntmn.com/20200604-crowdsupply-mntreform-ama-archive/
i published an update on crowd supply: https://www.crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform/updates/thanks-and-interactive-diagrams