The community around Linux phones is interesting. The phones do sell to a lot of people, but it seems a lot of those people come back to complain that Linux phones isn't what they expected it is. For some reason all the distributions for the PinePhone are bending over backwards

I have ordered my PinePhone this weekend. I don’t know if I can hack some software for it (I know Rust so I guess it will work), I have lots of experience with Linux. I think many people realized that free software phone is the only way forward or is it hype? I own an old de-googled ZTE phone (way better h/w wise than PinePhone) and I need a backup phone for it. Given recent Google news and general direction where things are heading there is no way forward with Android or iOS if you care about privacy, repairability and long term support. I guess maybe Fairphone or /e/ are worth looking into for people not ready to hack on some scripts to get their photos done…


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Yes, but the ship sailed with Android long ago. Linux mobile ecosystem has to build itself up quickly and become reliable enough and battery efficient to have a chance, with ease of use and extra perks over Android like easy tunnelling of VPNs, builtin firewall and so on. It will go a long way.

Also, Linux community has to be reasonable with expectations with inferior hardware available for Linux phones, compared to Android counterparts.

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Yes, a Nokia N9

“and probably there are people in the IRC room.” love that formulation 😂😂😂


I have a Jolla J1 with Sailfish OS and I love it. It’s just so sad, that it lacks of available programs to use with, like Nextcloud, Gotify, Firefox, Hue and so on. I know, Sailfish has Android App support, but it’s not the same, because they don’t really integrate into the system.


I just wanted a great H/W Linux phone like a S21 ULTRA for me after the privacy, the camera is the most important in my phones. Well i can dream right? 😉


There are 6000+ people in the PINE64 discord

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Okay, they were going unnaceptable for choosing DHL for shipping things which has a story of abusive prices in non-Mainland areas (sending from the province capital to here at 23 KM costs me 38 euros because my municipality is considered a remote area by them, which is not and from mainland to Canary Islands cost likely 40 euros more for something as little as a phone).

However, with this, they are definitively banned for me.

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