Plasma Mobile aims to become a complete and open software system for mobile devices. It is designed to give privacy-aware users back the full-control over their information and communication. Plasma Mobile takes a pragmatic approach and is inclusive to 3rd party software, allowing the user to choose which applications and services to use. It provides a seamless experience across multiple devices. Plasma Mobile implements open standards and it is developed in a transparent process that is open for the community to participate in.
Great presentation on the website, but the product itself clearly has a long way to go. You can try it out on a Nexus 5 or a OnePlus One.
It’s cool that this exists, but I wonder what the goal is. If they’re building this because it’s fun to do so, that’s a completely valid reason. But I wonder if they have a plan to try to get users because it’s hard to see how that would be possible beyond a few “nerds”. If they’re building it because it’s fun I hope they have some novel ideas and it doesn’t end up like a clone of every other mobile OS.