Pine64, makers of PinePhone, the Linux powered, completely open mobile device, has joined forces with software community KDE for a special edition. The PinePhone KDE Community Edition will run Plasma Mobile, the mobile version of KDE’s Plasma graphical workspace environment. KDE says that Plasma Mobile “includes most of the essential features a smartphone user would expect and its functionalities increase day by day.”
Which is all pretty good. Only thing I'm noticing is some apps from especially banks starting to refuse to run on rooted devices (even with MagiskHide) and some services where particular functions only exist on the Android or iOS mobile app, and not on the desktop browser. All of which does suggest that an Android emulation to run apps could be pretty important still.
See PinePhone KDE Community Edition will run Plasma Mobile out-of-the-box
PinePhone will come with KDE's Plasma Mobile operating system out-of-the-box, as the PinePhone KDE Community Edition goes up for preorder.