Puffin OS - Next-generation technology to bridge the digital divide
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Introducing Puffin OS

Next-generation technology to bridge the digital divide

Introducing Puffin OS

Puffin OS is an open platform mobile OS derived from Android and use the Avatar Technology to shift workload from the local device to an avatar in the cloud.

On traditional mobile phones, the price and performance are highly correlated. High performance devices are pricier, affordable devices are slow and crappy.

With the Avatar technology, Puffin OS transforms mobile phones costing $100 or less into performance powerhouses.

Avatar Technology

Since the avatar runs in high performance computers on robust cloud infrastructure, it can execute applications efficiently, regardless the original device’s hardware limitations.

The avatars also protect devices by isolating unknown threats in the cloud, away from physical devices.

Open Platform

Unlike other proprietary platforms, Puffin OS is free from the regulations and exploitation on developers and users.

Developers can use open web standards like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to build mobile apps. Developers have freedom to release and distribute their mobile apps.

Users have the freedom to install web apps from the web app store or from any website.

The whole Internet is your app catalog

Puffin OS can convert any existing websites in the form of web apps. Instantly unlock more than 1.5 billion websites into web apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, etc.

Web apps can run instantly without having to download the apps. This not only saves app installation and update time, but also saves the device storage occupied by apps.


Web apps

Feature phone apps: <500
Smartphone apps : 2.6M


App installation time

Local storage required

When using web apps

Bridging the digital divide

Puffin OS breaks hardware boundaries and provides best price-performance and possibilities on affordable devices for the next billion users

People with only feature phones

From Pew Research

People with limited internet connection

From GSMA Intelligence


With entry-level hardware


With data-saving feature

Puffin OS Phone Founder's Edition

In July 2019 we launched our Kickstarter campaign on Puffin OS Phone Founder’s Edition. The phone was created to showcase Puffin OS’s stellar performance on an entry-level device. With a phone within a similar price range, the new next billion internet citizens can enjoy a full experience of the Internet on Puffin OS with our boundary-breaking “Avatar” technology without having to suffer from poor performance and slow connection.

While the campaign was running, we were fortunate to be covered by iGyann, La Vanguardia, OSReviews, and many more. We had many fruitful discussions with our backers about the power of web apps, liberation from established mobile ecosystems, and reviving old devices. The campaign was successfully funded on August 16, 2019.

The journey of Puffin OS and our first phone model would not have started without our wonderful Kickstarter backers. We are truly grateful for their belief in us and our mission.

Special thanks to: Dirk, asap, Rex Huang, Elliot Williams, Daniel Zeiter, Lorenz, Noelle Giesse, Peter Podlich, Leon Oscar Anthin, Philip Liew, barry perri, TAN QI ZHI, Margie Wainwright, and 459 other Kickstarter backers.

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