I want to donate to a linux phone. I believe in linux and I want a linux phone. Maybe we can use one in very few years as a normal daily driver. It’s getting closer and closer every month.

I want to donate that we get there sooner. But which project? I’m following postmarket but I’m not sure if they are the most promising. What’s your stance on this? To which project would you give your money to accellerate it?

Edit: I don’t want to buy a phone. I want to support the phone os devs. Sorry for the bad wording.

  • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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    12 months ago

    None. Linux phones are not going to be daily driver worthy in a long time. We already got our FOSS Linux based mobile OS, it is called Android.

    If you want to donate to Linux devs, sure do it. But delusion about Linux phones is a futile and even dangerous exercise if you needed the phone to work in critical times.

    • @erwan
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      62 months ago

      To people down voting you, it’s important to note that Google-free, pure FOSS Android based OS do exist.

      This is what you should be looking at if you want a fully Open Source phone OS, with no privacy issues (no phoning to Google servers).

      • @rah@feddit.uk
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        42 months ago

        if you want a fully Open Source phone OS

        That’s not the topic of OP’s post.

    • @rah@feddit.uk
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      22 months ago

      Linux phones are not going to be daily driver worthy in a long time.

      My friend’s daily driver is a PinePhone. So daily driver worthy.

      • @zod000
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        32 months ago

        None of my PinePhone owning friends say it’s “quite there yet” to be a daily driver. I have been asking them every six months if it’s time to take the plunge.