I'm about to get a Linux phone, but I have a few questions.



  • @opino72 Think there is only an issue with some sim providers in USA on certain devices.



  • Ok nice! I'm planning on using a OnePlus One or Pinephone with Orange or Free (France).



  • i have an LBRY app coming soon (trying to work through sign in issues), other than that, i think your app needs are mostly covered.



  • @opino72 said in I'm about to get a Linux phone, but I have a few questions.:

    Ok nice! I'm planning on using a OnePlus One or Pinephone with Orange or Free (France).

    https://forums.ubports.com/topic/4213/new-to-ubports-nexus-5-or-pinephone/6

    Same for OPO as for N5 i believe.



  • @geekvine nice! Is there a link where I can follow the development?

    @Keneda Ok top!



  • @opino72 not yet...i wanna get things working before i open up a new repo.



  • A last update :
    I considered all the options and I was convinced by the dev speed of the various distros for the Pinephone.
    Yesterday I ordered the latest version of the Pinephone with the extra 1GB RAM (peace of mind) and the dock (yay convergence!)
    I will probably test the Postmarket OS for a few days and then flash Ubuntu Touch on it as I need it to be my daily driver.

    Thank you everyone.



  • @opino72 said in I'm about to get a Linux phone, but I have a few questions.:

    A last update :
    I considered all the options and I was convinced by the dev speed of the various distros for the Pinephone.
    Yesterday I ordered the latest version of the Pinephone with the extra 1GB RAM (peace of mind) and the dock (yay convergence!)
    I will probably test the Postmarket OS for a few days and then flash Ubuntu Touch on it as I need it to be my daily driver.

    I too have been impressed with the development speed, especially on Ubuntu Touch which has one of the most complex software stacks of all of the OSes being ported to the PinePhone. I feel however that you should temper your expectations of how daily-drivable it will be. Marius was asked in the last Q&A how long it would be before the UT experience on PinePhone would be as smooth as on one of the existing devices (the Nexus 5, I believe), and he said "months."

    So it may be a while before the PinePhone is well-rounded on Ubuntu Touch. Calls, data, and SMS work (though not MMS), as do many Ubuntu Touch apps, but GPS requires a lot of setup and is evidently still flaky (I've not tested it yet myself), Anbox doesn't work, Libertine doesn't work for GUI apps I'm told (per what one of the UT developers said on Telegram yesterday - again, it's not something I've tested), etc. There are frequent application crashes, recurring sound issues, speaker phone and mute in calls aren't working, and there is the occasional spontaneous reboot.

    It will be a month and a half or more before the PMOS edition phones ship, and there could be a lot of progress in that time, but I'd be careful not to let your expectations get too high. Eventually these phones will be amazing, but right now the software for them is still very much in progress.



  • @trainailleur said in I'm about to get a Linux phone, but I have a few questions.:

    I'd be careful not to let your expectations get too high. Eventually these phones will be amazing, but right now the software for them is still very much in progress.

    I agree with that.
    But to nuance it I'd say that in a matter of weeks the PinePhone will get the Dev->RC->Stable channels ; at the moment being "edge", instability is expected, so problems occurs, are solved and sometimes re-occurs.
    But IMHO the quality process will help a lot with the feeling of progress and stability.



  • @AppLee said in I'm about to get a Linux phone, but I have a few questions.:

    @trainailleur said in [I'm about to get a Linux phone, but I have
    But IMHO the quality process will help a lot with the feeling of progress and stability.

    It should help with the stability for sure. 🙂

    (I should add that stability has already taken great leaps and bounds forward in the few weeks I have been testing my BH; I can barely imaging how it must have progressed since the time when the BH shipped. 😲 )


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