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Old 05-24-2018, 01:14 AM   #31
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Personally, I'd go with LineageOS. Yeah, most phones require non-free drivers, but at least I'd be able to run non-free apps when necessary.
nothing against LineageOS, but you do understand it's not the same as GNU/Linux, and it's still spawned by Google (the original Android OS, that is)?

personally, I can't wait to have a true GNU/Linux on my phone, if only to be able to access my server directly with ssh, or maybe NFS or sshfs to play media.

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Admittedly, it doesn't support any new phones than ones that are 2-3 years old. Though, it supports the Fairphone 2, so maybe the guy who maintains that port will buy the Fairphone 3 and maintain the port for it, especially since it's been three years since the release of the Fairphone 2. Though, I asked him about that on Twitter and he didn't respond.
i came this close (pinches forefinger and thumb together) to buying a (used) fairphone2 recently, but decided not to in the end:
  • the specs are quite poor for 2018
  • the "modularity" is a joke if you still release a completely incompatible model every few years (all you're left with is a possibility to change the hardware connectors, headphones and usb, and the camera. which isn't a bad thing, because that's where most phones break first, but not enough to justify the hype of "modularity")

on the plus side, they seem to take as much care about the OS as they do about the hardware; an officially supported all-free and un-googled Android exists (sounds even better than Lineage to me).
which brings me to my point: there won't be a FP3 for a while yet, they want to concentrate on extending OS support instead.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 09:15 AM   #32
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what is linux mobile

Linux mobile devices are about the use of Linux kernel-based operating systems on all sorts of mobile devices, whose primary or only Human interface device (HID) is a touchscreen.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #33
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nothing against LineageOS, but you do understand it's not the same as GNU/Linux, and it's still spawned by Google (the original Android OS, that is)?

personally, I can't wait to have a true GNU/Linux on my phone, if only to be able to access my server directly with ssh, or maybe NFS or sshfs to play media.


i came this close (pinches forefinger and thumb together) to buying a (used) fairphone2 recently, but decided not to in the end:
  • the specs are quite poor for 2018
  • the "modularity" is a joke if you still release a completely incompatible model every few years (all you're left with is a possibility to change the hardware connectors, headphones and usb, and the camera. which isn't a bad thing, because that's where most phones break first, but not enough to justify the hype of "modularity")

on the plus side, they seem to take as much care about the OS as they do about the hardware; an officially supported all-free and un-googled Android exists (sounds even better than Lineage to me).
which brings me to my point: there won't be a FP3 for a while yet, they want to concentrate on extending OS support instead.
They actually still sell a good number of replacement parts for the original Fairphone: https://shop.fairphone.com/en/spare-...e-1?ref=header


Though, according to the page for the midframe, I found out that they only make replacement parts for up to 3.5 years after the release of the phone.
 
Old 05-25-2018, 10:39 PM   #34
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They actually still sell a good number of replacement parts for the original Fairphone: https://shop.fairphone.com/en/spare-...e-1?ref=header
like i said, it's a good thing in itself, but if you can't upgrade the mainboard (and have to buy a new (fair)phone instead) it's just peanuts.

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Though, according to the page for the midframe, I found out that they only make replacement parts for up to 3.5 years after the release of the phone.
i didn't even know that. ties in well with my criticism.

nevertheless, fairphone seem to have an exceptionally holistic view of device & operating system, at least it sounded like that.

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but i'm getting more and more hyped about the librem5. like most projects of this kind, the hardware will be pretty lo-spec by the time it comes out, but you won't need too much computing power anyhow because: Real GNU/Linux! and those Kill switches!
 
Old 07-19-2018, 06:58 AM   #35
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This is a list of many Linux kernel-based operating systems used on mobile devices. They differ from one another in parts of the middleware or the entire middleware, and in that they employ individual UIs.

Android (operating system)
Replicant (operating system)
AsteroidOS
Plasma Mobile
postmarketOS
Sailfish OS
SHR (operating system)

Thanks!
 
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This is a list of many Linux kernel-based operating systems used on mobile devices. They differ from one another in parts of the middleware or the entire middleware, and in that they employ individual UIs.

Android (operating system)
Replicant (operating system)
AsteroidOS
Plasma Mobile
postmarketOS
Sailfish OS
SHR (operating system)

Thanks!

Zain,
I wouldn't really count Replicant because it only works on about 20 phones, all of which are at least 5 years old. I appreciate the idea behind it, but there are too few mobile devices that can function with only "free" drivers for Replicant to be worth maintaining, let alone mention as a viable mobile operating system.

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Old 07-26-2018, 02:53 AM   #37
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A linux phone might have the full Linux terminal, desktop, and repository to work from on the phone just like a laptop!
 
Old 08-01-2018, 05:07 AM   #38
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^ this is what i am hoping for.
esp. various linux tools - the implications are vast - just think about the possibilities for a while...

here's a somewhat related thread concerning the Librem 5 and its operating system.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 02:28 PM   #39
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interesting
 
Old 08-07-2018, 12:40 AM   #40
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interesting
you know you can subscribe to a thread without posting to it?
 
Old 08-12-2018, 10:38 AM   #41
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Has anything happened with Librem 5? I searched the internet and found that they had reached their funding goal of $1.5 million, but I can't find anything else on them.
 
Old 08-13-2018, 12:44 AM   #42
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You should take a look at their pages.
they have far over-reached the funding goal. a good sign.
so the money is there, they're just working on it now (both soft- and hardware), afaiu the shipments start early next year.
https://puri.sm/posts/
https://forums.puri.sm/
 
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Where I can get These Phone..??
 
Old 08-30-2018, 12:09 PM   #44
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Where I can get These Phone..??
https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/
 
  


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