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Originally Posted by Fellfrosch View Post
That sounds at least interesting, but with just Wifi it's pretty useless for me. Everywhere, where I have Wifi im not bound to a small form factor and can use my Laptop. Probably other people have other use cases. But that's what applies to me.
Read the Purism survey. They ask if users want phone card & WiFi or WiFi only.

Purism is trying to make a open smartphone like many here wanted in the last years, but I see a lot of negativity in TMO.
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Originally Posted by rcolistete View Post
Purism is trying to make a open smartphone like many here wanted in the last years, but I see a lot of negativity in TMO.
Probably self protection / scepticism due to so many similar failed projects in the past.

I filled in the survey and added that a hw keyboard is mandatory for me to buy one to the comments. Pretty sure that is not going to happen.

Still wish them well and hope the project succeeds.
 

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Originally Posted by rcolistete View Post
Read the Purism survey. They ask if users want phone card & WiFi or WiFi only.

Purism is trying to make a open smartphone like many here wanted in the last years, but I see a lot of negativity in TMO.
If you look at my first post in this thread, you can see, that I've read that already. And there you can also read, that I'm not negative.

I have already filled in the form, but as I have written here I have of course ticked, that I need more than just wifi.
 

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An important thing: the drivers!

Are they going to use Android drivers via libhybris or native drivers? Both options have their pros & cons.
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Originally Posted by marmistrz View Post
An important thing: the drivers!

Are they going to use Android drivers via libhybris or native drivers? Both options have their pros & cons.
I suspect they've chosen that freescale chip due to available FOSS drivers.

Bringing out a hybris based device seems a bit silly at this point for them, given their target audience.
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Originally Posted by eekkelund View Post
Here was discussion about building our own device but according discussion looks like it would be too hard and too expensive.
Purism is going to create their own mobile device!
https://puri.sm/surveys/librem-phone...minary-survey/
There is survey where you can tell what hardware and specifications you'd like to see in a phone.
OMG Ubuntu has a rumor about after a "Phone Campaign Temporary Pageď appeared:
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/07/p...os-speculation
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The post that (briefly) slid into RSS feeds linked to suitably vague URL @ puri.sm/posts/phone-campaign-temporary-page.
 

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Originally Posted by r0kk3rz View Post
I just asked the guys in #purism about this, and they claim it will run their PureOS with some kind of Gnome UI...
I really want a project like this phone to succeed, but the hardware will be difficult enough without trying to make an operating system too. Making a GNU/Linux system for a phone seems conceptually easy enough, but in practice it's really hard. If they're serious they will use Sailfish, at least to start with, otherwise I fear this will just end up on the pile of failed Linux phones.
 

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I really want a project like this phone to succeed, but the hardware will be difficult enough without trying to make an operating system too. Making a GNU/Linux system for a phone seems conceptually easy enough, but in practice it's really hard. If they're serious they will use Sailfish, at least to start with, otherwise I fear this will just end up on the pile of failed Linux phones.
SailfishOS isn't free enough for them, so I doubt they will choose that.

Plasma Mobile is close enough to a Sailfish stack anyway but with a free UI, so perhaps that's what they will package into their own distro.
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Originally Posted by r0kk3rz View Post
Plasma Mobile is close enough ...
... with a free UI, so perhaps that's what they will package into their own distro.
As much as KDE rankles, (old kde 3.5 victim here)
their Plasma is undeniably beautiful
and they (very grudgingly) do tend to have everything 'open'

They, of all people aside from Maemo, can do this.

heck,
if they just built the hardware
and opened it up to development inside TMO...
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https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

This sounds really awesome. Hope they succeed.
 

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