I went back to OPO as my daily driver a few days ago. It has been while since I used it daily as I have had Pro 5 as my main device for some time.
Now, with the OPO on the devel channel, I can conclude that battery performance is pretty poor. Today, I took it off the charger (fully charged) at 06:40am, have done a couple of phone calls and some e-mailing with Dekko. That aside, very light use. I have all radios enabled (and bluetooth connected to my Pebble smartwatch), but have mostly been on WiFi. At 12:40, the battery was down to 40%, which equals an average hourly drain of 10%. That is considerably worse than my Pro 5 under similar conditions.
@domubpkm VPN is already integrated on a system-level in Ubuntu Touch. Unfortunately, tracking is not solely about cookies.
Cookies are the simplest way of tracking, but not the only one. Cookies behave like a name badge, which you can choose to wear or remove any time. Fingerprinting based on characteristics like canvas hashes or installed fonts are inherent to the environment of the browser and cannot be changed as easily. This is analogue to your physical appearance.
A person who has seen you before can recognize you again even if you have removed your name badge.
The group of people using UT is quite small already. User Agent combined with geo ip and screen resolution is probably already enough to distinguish you from every one else on earth.
In contrast, Apple hardware is very uniform: same hardware, same OS, few configuration options, only one browser engine.
The more diverse your browser is, the easier it is to track.
There are two countermeasures:
Camouflage the browser to be part of the largest, indistinguishable group of features. E.g. Behave like a desktop chromium. This rather difficult and a sufficiently motivated fingerprinter will probably circumvent this.
I tried convergence over WiFi with my FP2 back with 15.04 and then it was extremely unstable. It worked for 2s or 5s and then the display froze.
Since 16.04 it doesn't work at all. Due to some apparmor issue as I understood: https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/781
Great discussion here!
Wayne: "hi, Wayne, how are you doing?"
Wayne; "Great thanks, and you?"
Wayne: Not bad, man. Not bad.
Wayne: "Cool....hmm... where is everyone else? Even Joe?"
Wayne: No idea. I think they don't like us. They think we suck.
Wayne: Well... we do..
Wayne: Right! That!
@dennydaad hi & welcome. If you're interested in helping the project with your programming skills but you don't know how or where to start, you can take a look to the open issues labeled "help wanted" or "good first issue" here https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues
Most of the code is at https://github.com/ubports/ You can take a look at it too to see if something catch your eye.
If you want to sponsor UT, please see https://ubports.com/donate :)
@lakotaubp I only need the navigation app, if I am driving to an unknown area. So, I shall be using UT on N5 for normal phone stuff for next few weeks. I'm hoping it'd work well, so I can continue using it.
Btw, found a used OPO, but its price is bit more than an iphone 6 plus.