KDE Connect – Unification of your Mobile and PC / Laptop


The PC/Laptop pairing with mobile phone, it goes back with the Nokia Era. Those PC Suite installation and issues, we all have those vivid memories.  But Nokia has gone from the foray, bluetooth is no more shiny, now its Android time.. 🙂

There are already PC/Laptop suits for various mobile phones, yet there is one awesome Phone-PC pairing app for the Linux word. Its called KDE Connect. This cute app is a marvellous one at its  functionality.  Lets dig into details. 

First, you need to install KDE Connect google app to your Android Phone, the app is available in Google Play Store. So as in your Linux OS( whichever DIstro you use –  ) , open the KDE Connect application. Now, the mobile phone can the PC/Laptop should be connect on the same network ( Wifi, hotspot ) so that the KDE Connect App can recognize and list out the PC/Laptops connected to same network. We can see the list, pair to the one we need. 

In my case, my phone is Redmi and Laptop – Samsung. So I connect both to same network, I opened the KDE Connect in Redmi, it lists out the PC/Laptop which is my Samsung and I paired. Tadaa.. ! They are in sync now.  There are a lot of activities you can do after this such as whether you want to transfer files, check battery life; send SMS messages from your Linux desktop, or use your Android phone as touchpad, etc etc . You can see those Android Notifications on the Desktop, so you never miss any SMS, whatsapp, etc while you are at work or watching movie or playing games. It is very easy PC/Laptop to  Android Phone File Transfer, you can browse Android folders from PC/Laptop and Vice versa.  There is a feature for Find My Phone : – Its cool, na ? if you the phone is sync with PC/Laptop and you forgot the place you put phone, you can simply ring to your phone from the PC/Laptop.. 🙂 

So thats it for the KDE Connect – an awesome KDE App for the Linux world. Check it out …

 

Plasma Mobile : time to look beyond Android


Its all about alternatives, when it comes to the technology, the possibility of alternatives makes the spirit intact. Microsoft, the first and biggest monopoly leader in IT world. But  they are fading into the curtain history.  Google changed the texture of Operating System. Android brought the mobility in all meaning.

Now, so many versions of honeycombs, jellybeans are out. All of those juicy flavors are already set. Its time to analyze the clear picture. Android is slightly growing into the specter of Microsoft. We all use Android, have to obey those mighty Google Services. We have no idea how much data mining they are doing in our mobile, though if we know, we dont have anything to do, we dont know whats going on.

Another hiccup of Android world, is the development. In order to create a simple android app, we have to install GigaBytes of Android Studio, and keep updating chunks of another GBs.

May be, its time to look beyond Android. Guess what, a few people already did. Here we can read about of those onlookers. Check Plasma Mobile

The team behind this mobile OS, is no one else but that ‘Kool ‘ KDE !. Yeah, your most eyecandy Linux DE is coming to your mobile screen too.

 

KDE Plasma is the next generation DE implementation. Lots of feature filled plasma shell produce mouthwatering performance to the User. All of those features a Desktop/Laptop enjoys, we can taste all in a mobile screen too.

 

Key features and notable points about KDE’s Plasma Mobile can be summarized as below:

  • Free and open source mobile OS
  • Based on Kubuntu, with an Android graphics driver it runs on top of the Wayland display server
  • Privacy focused
  • Just like desktop version, customization and personalization is also
  • focus of Plasma Mobile
  • Plasma apps and widgets
  • Ubuntu touch apps
  • Sailfish apps (proposed)
  • Nemo apps (proposed)
  • Android apps (proposed)

 

 

 

check this video also :

 

Is Plasma Mobile only the onlooker beyond Android ?  No. There a few other brave vikings too. View below :

There is nothing wrong with Android, but… some times too much mining is a wrong thing…