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  • @zx81 Welcome! Would you be also interested in testing / Q&A? I assume you are an experienced guy from your job when it comes to testing stuff xD

    BR



  • @Flohack
    500 to 700 devices already switched to UBports?
    wow, I didn't expect that much.
    Sure that's nothing compared to Android, but it's a huge amount for that "new" os.



  • @Flohack Thanks for your answer, i understand my next phone should be Fairphone or nexus 5 (I didn't find where to by a one plus phone) I'm interested by fairphone 2 but on the list of what's works, GPS is highlighted in pink ? does-it means the GPS doesn’t works with UBports ?



  • Pour la France, nous sommes au moins 2 😜



  • @WLBI
    i bought my bq5hd in the year 2016.
    under phone settings / about device / i found my serial number into 400's..... so i assume/suppose that this was the total number of bq5hds with 'ubuntu-SO' on it/ left the factory....but thats only a theory in my mind.



  • @PascalDC on fairphone 2 GPS and AGPS works like charm. Navigation with uNav is reliable and fast.



  • @Locamama
    On est bcp plus nombreux, c'est sur la communauté Ubuntu Touch que j'ai connu UBports et ils m'ont incité à migrer, ils sont nombreux



  • @Bastos ok Bastos thanks for your answer.
    I should by one of theses fairphone



  • @mike
    Well, the serial of this hardware devices counts also when it's a Android device. Not only Ubuntu. Because the hardware is the same.



  • @WLBI
    thats very interesting. I search for days for an source of this,
    are you shure about this ? I was first thinking the same but....
    my problem in this case is that i dont know how the serial number is created. ( find nothing in the networks )
    Maybe its closed information of the company, i dont know.
    But a device delivered with a extrem low serial number ( low range of 400s..).
    its sound for me unbelievable that this number UA004xx only stands for all devices (Android+Ubuntu) from Aquaris.
    A company dont sells only 400 devices...that was the reason why i had the theory that this 400 stands only for the
    aquaris-devices with Ubuntu on it. it would more compare to @Flohack posts of ca 700 Ubuntu Devices..
    i was mentioned that it is even possible that some mobile-phone-factory's run different serial-number-ranges for different mobile-systems ???
    It would be very kind if you can say me where you have this information.
    ( you said "the serial of this hardware devices counts also when it's a Android device" )
    How i said. i own an Aquaris-bq5hd.
    What are your sources for your final knowledge about this ?
    It would be helpful to figure out how many devices are running Ubuntu Touch
    ( if the serial number are related to the Operating System )
    Or we never find out 😉

    Thanks for your reply.



  • @mike
    Well, to be true, that's what I think. I don't have any source or prove for this.
    I bought my BQ E4.5 very early, just a few days after it was released. Any my serial is more than JU014000. How can they sell more than 14,000 Ubuntu devices in just a few days?
    Also my tablet M10 FHD, I bought it right now, when it was available and the serial is almost ML2000
    BQ is a small company, so they are not selling thousand devices every day like Samsung.
    Well, I can't prove, that's just my thoughts.



  • @mike , @WLBI we have a statistics engine: https://stats.ubports.com/ so you can read the number, the contries and the channels 😉

    GM



  • @WLBI
    yea 14000 devices are a lot.
    thats seems indeed more like android + ubuntu
    thanks 🙂



  • @GIEMME
    awesome thanks 🙂



  • I am a recovering geek who mistakenly thought biology would be my calling, and while stumbling through grad school, still found time to spend an inordinate amount of time learning about Linux, and open source software and hardware.

    My first smartphone was a the FirefoxOS-powered ZTE Open C, and the second phone is my Nexus 5 which is currently running LineageOS. I have the M10 FHD which I am willing to use as a test device for the latest images.

    I enjoy using the latest software and find reporting bugs and seeing them resolved to be a very rewarding experience.



  • Hello

    i have just migrated my meizu pro 5 ubuntu edition to ubports (i don't want to come back to android or whatever else OS 😉 ).
    I'm a french user, software programmer (in fortran, not really usefull for operating system 😉 ). The only text editor i use is the powerfull vi 🙂

    I use ubuntu from 2006 on my personal computers and unix/linux since 1999 for the professional side (at the university for the first years ). So i was happy to find ubuntu on phones, but a little bit disapointed when i hear about the last news from ubuntu. UBPorts is my last hope to continue to enjoy linux on my phone 🙂
    Thanks to everyone for the works already done.



  • Hi!

    I am Frank live in The Netherlands and been playing with Ubuntu Touch since I have a FairPhone2.
    Also setting up the ut4fp.org website and crm. Now trying to assist this project on Marketing side of things.

    I play with OpenSource software personally since '90s and professionally since 2012.

    See you ou there!



  • Hi,

    I'm Alex Noble, I currently volunteer at a PC recycling place and find myself using Linux a lot, especially when it comes to preparing PC's for sale. I have long been interested in an alternative, open mobile operating system, and I feel like the UBports project has some real potential. There's some real enthusiasm surrounding the project currently and lots of exciting developments, and I truly hope it does well. This is why I backed it on Patreon, as it's the only way I'm able to directly help unless you need assistance with testing.

    I have an old OnePlus One that I use Ubuntu Phone on, but it's not my daily driver at the minute, I am looking forward to the day when Ubuntu Phone is advanced enough to be a stable, reliable daily driver, and I will support it until then, and long after.

    Thanks for working so hard!



  • Hi, I'm Mark. I'm an I.T Manager and Web Designer who caught the Ubuntu bug 3 years ago and has since engrossed myself into learning Ubuntu Linux.

    I've previously owned a BQ E4.5, BQ M10 FHD, Meizu MX4 and I currently own a BQ E5 and have recently flashed a Nexus 5 with UBports.

    I'm passionate about the ease of use in technology so would definitely be interested in being a UX tester.

    I'm also about to take the plunge and train for the Linux Foundation Sys Admin certificate.

    Thank you to UBports for keeping the dream alive!



  • My name is Phil and I go by the name of “Phil UK” which is strange as I currently live in Sydney. I am originally from the UK though. I have been using Ubuntu now for ages and was waiting for Ubuntu Touch since I heard about it. I have no time for Apple and only use Android, as there are very few viable options. I jumped on the Touch train and brought three M10 tablets (for all the family) and have a BQ E5. I use my tablets continually and love them. I used to use my E5 as my daily drive, but had network issues with it. The Internet would just drop every few minutes. I think this is more hardware related, but as yet I have not flushed it.

    I am a professional software tester by day, but please do not let the affect your thinking of me lol. I will be looking to put the UBPorts image on one of my tablets very soon and look forward to helping take it forward. I was very active in raising bugs in Touch, ones that I personally feel could have helped the software move forward. On the whole I think we could make a good product, but believe that the foundations need to be sorted out before anything fancy is developed. This for me is sorting out the issues that some may class as minor, but do not give a good user experience.


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