Feature #9643

FAQ: Add sentence about Tails on handheld devices

Added by BitingBird 2015-06-24 16:31:27 . Updated 2017-07-31 17:18:50 .

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We get the question a lot. We should edit https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/requirements to make a note specifying that

Tails doesn't work on smartphones and tables yet. 

On the FAQ:

Does Tails work on smartphones or tablets?

Not yet. Tails requires an x86 compatible processor: While Mac computers are IBM PC compatible since 2006, most smartphones and tablets contain ARM processors. But we are working on it!"

and then link to Feature #6064 ticket and blueprint.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #6064: Handheld Tails Confirmed 2014-07-10
Blocks Tails - Feature #13423: Core work 2017Q3: Technical writing Resolved 2017-07-05


#1 Updated by mercedes508 2015-06-25 03:16:33

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

#2 Updated by BitingBird 2015-07-24 03:53:56

  • Assignee set to BitingBird

#3 Updated by sajolida 2016-11-04 13:48:48

BitingBird: do you still plan to work on this?

#4 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-30 14:37:26

  • Subject changed from FAQ: Tails for mobile to FAQ: Add sentence about Tails on handheld devices

#5 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-30 14:37:59

#6 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-30 14:41:39

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Description updated
  • Assignee deleted (BitingBird)
  • Starter set to Yes

Unassigning BitingBird who has not answered since some months.

#7 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-30 14:42:09

  • Description updated

#8 Updated by muri 2017-07-09 14:09:09

  • Assignee set to sajolida

i have added two small bits to the requirements page and to the faq. i think the it was already pretty clear, but i’ve extended the wording a bit and added a link to the ticket.

i’ve pushed a branch to http://0xacab.org/muri/tails, branch 9643-handheld-devices

assigning to sajolida, as the technical writer, but no hurry i guess, as the change is really small.

#9 Updated by sajolida 2017-07-10 22:10:27

  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

#10 Updated by sajolida 2017-07-10 22:10:40

#11 Updated by sajolida 2017-07-31 17:18:50

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • QA Check deleted (Ready for QA)

Cool! I added a bunch of very minor improvements with 9de758261c..bcf2f61b68 and I’m pusshing.