Best version so far?

  • Yeah maybe it sounded exaggerated when I said "24h" before, but I actually meant "I can use it average (no games, no overuse) from 8am to 10pm more or less", which I can't do right now. I also bought Nexus 5 because of its easy-to-hack features, so I can't complain. I have other phone to use it daily and I can wait for an improved version. I don't think I'll buy a Pro5. I also tried and it was impossible to find it. And I prefer spend not that much.

    Thank you very much for your post. Really useful!

  • @alvarogr91 On my phone you can see the glow of the backlight on all the time, even when the screen is black. This is what is sucking down the battery.

  • @electrogas Really? 😮 And which version is yours? I haven't seen that in mine... But I did notice it was a little bit warm in the back side with devel_rc-proposed. Now the temperature problem is gone with stable 10 but battery is gone too 😄

  • Hi,

    I've installed few days ago the devel_rc build on my Nexus 5. With my little experience, here it is:

    • Wifi still has some issues, after reboot sometimes the network is 'forgotten'...
    • GPS seems broken, so can't use it for uNav or GMap...
    • Phone wakeup with power button is quite buggy, but works
    • Battery display doesn't work properly, but the battery seems fine, nevertheless
    • Datetime is weird: I've got the good one, but on 'last update' time, it is still on 1970s!
    • Browser is ok, and great, as a lot of other Ubuntu apps 😉
    • I was able to find a lot of apps to get the same services as I had on my Android phone (Rss, Twitter, Telegram, ....)

    Also, but this is not really an issue: I couldn't find a way to backup and restore my SMS from previous Android phone. My eBook reader, Beru, doesn't access to the whole SD card, due to 'AppArmor restrictions'... Not so important maybe, but I found it a little annoying. This also can be fixed following these tips :
    For the rest, everything works fine, even if I am not sure, for now, that the ported Ubuntu phone can be used as main and only one... But wait and see, developments are going forward quite fast! 🙂

  • Thank you very much for your useful comment. I really appreciate it. I agree with all of it. I mean, I understand it's a hard way to put Ubuntu on a phone and making it work perfectly. Nevertheless I find they have achieved great goals and, as said before, I am patient. It is awesome anyway.

  • @soykje

    Thanks for this post. I'd like to report the same regarding the Date and TIme and Wifi. I've been updating every night for a week on the devel_rc. It's typically stable. I checked the rc_proposed channel for a more stable release--but the browser still doesn't work. Funny enough, the battery % worked accurately.

    • Battery level caps at 50%. It works well, and I get a good day out of the battery. Could be better--but is only slightly below Android par for the same phone.
    • Wifi cannot connect to network though details are saved (password) after: logging into another wifi and rebooting phone.
    • Wifi does reconnect after using Flight Mode--but only if remaining in the broadcast area.
    • Cannot disable mobile data.
    • Date/Time is sometimes wonky--kicking back to 1970, and not finding current time.

    Regarding some apps--for the LoquiIM Crew (WhatsApp compatibility) and Nexus 5--I've been waiting for the app to drop the Decrypt Error. Have dropped a note on launchpad--am just putting out feelers here in case it hase something to do with the port/stability/frequent updates.


  • If I'm right, the latest udate from this evening remembers wifi upon reboot. I'm checking right now... yep... worked! Whew. Thats a lot less work... It even worked when the USB was plugged in. Great work.

  • @Lukas_Wolfskin

    Hi, and thx for your feedback. Indeed, with the r292 wifi issue seems fixed on devel_rc, as the problem with phone sleep/wakeup on power button press. I don't have the mobile data problem, but so far... I think even if there are still some bugs, the development continues quite fast!

    So a great thank you to all the team! 🙂

  • By the way, I was thinking... Could it be interesting to improve hammerhead device page, on the website, to describe progresses for all the channels, including stable and devel_rc? Or maybe just adding some topic gathering release comments... ? Just in case it could help, both users and developers 🙂

  • @SawFish
    I have almost the same problem.
    Not working
    Web browser
    WiFi ( some time yes,some time no)
    eBay and beyond
    I can access to the store a download apps, but when I click on it, just blink but never open. Even games and if I try to update. Just a bunch of errors.

    Call,txt,sms,pics (gallery),camera

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