Customer Review

Ennio Aguilera is a Project Manager for the University of Ottawa. He is an AI enthusiast. His goal is to build an AI-based application. This AI application will use a private data set he can access from his XFone. He is also concerned about privacy and wants to do his project without needing to share or expose his private data. He selected an XFone for his project because it can run the code he needs under Linux. He recently switched from Windows to Linux. Now he has his own server and plans to configure it with a VPN to access his XFone. He uses his XFone with a Bell SIM card. It works well for making phone calls and his mobile data. XFone was the Linux phone he needed.

Product Overview

XFone is a Linux phone that works like a portable server. The device is based on a recoded One Plus Nord 10 5G. The recoded device runs 64-bit Ubuntu Touch Linux. Included in the recoded device are operating system improvements that ensure all the device features work including SIM, Wifi, Bluetooth, Audio, File Storage, and any other hardware features. XFone runs SageTea Mail, providing a private email client for Linux users who value their privacy.

Why is XFone different?

While it is possible to make certain phones run Linux, the process is not simple and most often the standard open-source installation lacks 100% of the hardware features being fully operational. XFone Mobile makes professional-quality Linux devices that are backed by warranty, service plans, and an experienced team of Linux and software experts.

Key Features

XFone does not require a Google account to operate under normal conditions. It does not rely on any Google services and offers a much higher degree of privacy than any Android-based device. XFone has an open source-based operating system. The key advantage of open-source software is the source code is available for inspection by anyone. That means anyone can check the code to find out if the best practices have been followed, and can see for themselves. Android devices have lost this capability because they are designed to send all their data to Google. As a result, Android devices are not as private or secure as pure Linux devices. For compatibility with Google, XFone is designed to be able to run Android simultaneously using Waydroid. This allows Google Play apps to be used in a separate environment on the XFone. This can also be turned off or used only temporarily. By comparison, Android devices are listening, recording, and watching all user accounts continuously and share this data with Google. The loss of private data can lead to much higher security risks because once user data can be bought and sold, it can be collected also by criminal organizations who can then use the data for identity, scams, or other breaches of user privacy. This can be a serious problem for businesses and institutions that have a high need for privacy and security.

Mobile and Edge Computing

Mobile computing is human–computer interaction in which a computer is expected to be transported
during normal usage and allow for the transmission of data, which can include voice and video
transmissions. Mobile computing involves mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile
software. XFone is an excellent platform for mobile computing. It is able to run Linux containers
like LXC and Liberne (Standard) which can contain practically any kind of Linux-compatible source code.
Linux is the most widely used operating system in the world for server-based computing. XFone makes it
easy for an organization to take its source code on the road or run in a remote location. XFone can
work as an Edge device, doing on-device processing of data. Edge devices help organizations to more
advanced applications at the outer boundaries of their networks.

The world’s largest open-source software project is now Linux. The Linux kernel is developed by
programmers and developers from a range of industries who add new features, find and fix bugs and security flaws, apply live patches, and provide new code ideas—all while giving back to the community. All this software can now run on XFone. SageTea Software also runs on Linux and works with XFone. SageTea Applicaons include SageTea Text To Soware, SageTea Cloud, SageTea View, and SageTea Digital Inventory. AI models can run on XFone and can work with SageTea applications for Low Code AI development using XFone. XFone has been tested with BlackBerry Protect under Waydroid, providing BlackBerry security as an additional layer of security.