Volla Kickstarter



  • @makeixo said in Volla Kickstarter:

    What happens to the prototype with UT if the campaign isn't successful? All this knowledge gets lost?

    Let's hope not!



  • it wont support bands in the united states sadly, so i'm out



  • the specs sound a little like the GS290



  • Yes it does. So they ask you 359 euros to have in one year a phone that is available right now for 270.



  • @GizmoChicken said in Volla Kickstarter:

    Will libhybris be required for running UT on the Volla Phone?

    It would be a requirement yes, unless all the hardware has open source driver options available.



  • @Pookie said in Volla Kickstarter:

    So they ask you 359 euros to have in one year a phone that is available right now for 270.

    I'm skeptical of the Volla Phone. That said...

    IF a substantial portion of the extra 89 euros charged per phone for the Volla Phone over the Gigaset GS290 were donated to support UT and/or libhybris/halium development, then sure, maybe an extra 89 euros would be justifiable.

    But I'm guessing that the conditional "IF" won't be met. And if not met, I don't see what sets the Volla Phone apart from numerous Android phones that could be ported.

    I'll be interested to learn more about Volla during Q&A 63.



  • hope they will have success!
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    Volla already have to make some change on halium/libhybris to support the newer Android base (9) on the GS290, so their work could help other porting in others new devices.
    Also in Europe is starting a discussion about the protection of EU users privacy against foreign countries (both in hardware and software side),so, imho, this is a good time to show the user interest in this with the adoption of an opensource os on an UE manufactured device... I think this could start or help a process of mind-change in the manufacturer sector and app developers about UT support.



  • @Aury88 said in Volla Kickstarter:

    hope they will have success!

    Volla already have to make some change on halium/libhybris to support the newer Android base (9) on the GS290, so their work could help other porting in others new devices.

    I, too, wish Volla success. And listening to Ubuntu Touch Q&A 63, it seems that Volla has had some success porting UT to run on an Android 9 phone (presumably the Gigaset GS290) using a modified libhybris. However, I didn't hear any commitment from Volla regarding releasing to the community the needed libhybris modifications. Did I miss something?



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  • If that hardware don't have a replaceable battery, then is flawed from start. Open sourced O.S. means nothing if you are limited by this restriction. Also, this phone must have an open hardware and MOST IMPORTANT access to the processor pins that permit loading and debugging the firmware (actually, there must be an accessible connector that offer access to those pins). That means to own the phone. ANYTHING ELSE IS JUST TRICKERY!


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