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Librem 5 Linux Phone’s Iterative Shipping Schedule Is Finally Here

Just earlier this year in July, we gave you the latest update on the much-anticipated Libre 5 Linux smartphone that has been under development for quite some time. Back then, Purism announced the final specifications of its open source, Linux-based smartphone. Powered by a 1.5GHz i.MX8M Quad-Core processor, the smartphone will ship with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Moving one step towards the final release milestone, Purism founder and CEO Todd Weaver has revealed the complete iterative shipping schedule for the Librem 5.

In an official blog post, Weaver writes that Purism has decided to go with the iterative shipping approach as it wants to make the open source community and its potential customers a part of the journey. The iterative approach, obviously, helps the vendors prototype, design, test, and refine a product in a better manner. In the case of Librem 5, Purism will be able to gather feedback from the users and improve the smartphone in its rapid rolling release.


Librem 5 On Face

The shipping schedule consists of all the stages of the first version of the phone as well as the public plans for its second version. These iterations will include improvements to mechanical design, software, and the overall hardware of the phone.

The whole schedule is divided in six stages:

Batch nameShipping window
Batch AspenSeptember 24th – October 22nd
Batch BirchOctober 29th – November 26th
Batch ChestnutDecember 3rd – December 31st
Batch DogwoodJanuary 7th – March 31st
Batch EvergreenQ2 2020
Batch FirQ4 2020

The final Batch Fir is the part of the version 2 of the phone that will ship with the LTS version of PureOS operating system.

You can read the complete blog post on Purism’s website and get to know about the complete changes in all releases.

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