Daily usable ?



  • Nexus 5, daily driver. Note my whole world is web centric, so the Chromium/oxide part is what makes this a win (it's a fairly recent and quite high performance port of Chromium's guts). I also use my own messaging and notification server, just run a Python3 script to shim notifications onto the phone. This will obviously not help those who are less hands-on!

    I was recently back onto Android to test that Bluetooth security fix, and was struck by how much of the screen is taken from actual usage--the top with Android bars and the bottom with Chrome nav bar. The "UI tax" from UBports is noticeably lighter.



  • Depends of your requirements!

    For instance I will use it as a daily driver as soon as:

    • wifi bug is fixed (N5)
    • dekko works better
    • caldav/caldat works


  • I have a BQ E4.5, and with the new update to OTA2, the phone works phenomenally, the use is complete. Many thanks to the team for this marvel.



  • @etoregui
    Hi.
    I have a Bq 4.5 so.
    Can you develop when you say your bq works phenomenally ?
    What is very better for you ? for me it is the browser and the dash background which bring a 'new look' to the phone.
    Thanks.



  • @ratte said in Daily usable ?:

    wifi bug is fixed (N5)

    Which one is that? The issue i have seen is very minor. When i come home it's waiting for password, so i press cancel and select my network from the menu. Then all is good. Is that the one?



  • @hans1977se wifi settings are forgotten, have to set the wifi credentials after every reboot.



  • @ratte I know that it appear to be forgotten, but have you actually tried to press cancel and after that select your wifi manually from the network menu?



  • Hi, i'm trying ubports on my nexus 5 for three days and i have to say i am pleasantly impressed.
    Phone works fine, fast and smooth..the volume of calls is a bit low..but everything else works great!
    Fully usable as daily.

    The only reason I'll have to go back to Android is the lack of a valid alternative to whatsapp.
    Most of my contacts use it and I can not convince them to migrate to telegram 😞 ...
    LoquilM unfortunately for me is not yet usable as many features don't go.
    Sadly I had to go back to Android, but great work so far!
    Compliments!



  • I've got UBports on my N5 and I've been using it as a daily driver now for over a week. I'm very pleased with how things are going but there are clearly some issues still to be worked out. My use case is very easy... Phone, TXT, Browser, email, contacts, calendar, camera, doc viewer, calc and Hotspot. Nice to have are notes, podbird, uNav, uAdBlock and a couple games for the kids.

    The only thing not working consistently is mobile data on ATT network. Once the phones manages to establish a mobile data connection it works great, but as soon as the phone stops using data, the connection silently drops. I have to toggle Cellular data on/off a bunch of times to get it working again. I'm working now to find a workaround, like setting up ping in Terminal, using uNav or getting a VPN tunnel established. Anything to keep data flowing so the connection doesn't drop. Also, wifi glitches up and doesn't activate... like turning flight mode on/off to fix cell connection.

    Notifications working with Dekko2 and txt messages is great to finally have.

    All in all...I real winner in my book. I couldn't be happier... just ask my family. 🙂 Now its time to move my M10 FHD over to UBports.



  • @Galaxia said in Daily usable ?:

    The only thing not working consistently is mobile data on ATT network. Once the phones manages to establish a mobile data connection it works great, but as soon as the phone stops using data, the connection silently drops. I have to toggle Cellular data on/off a bunch of times to get it working again.

    Weird. I'm on AT&T (well, Red Pocket, AT&T network) and I believe I've seen what you're seeing, but only rarely--under the hood it appears to be an issue with the default network metric. But I can go for days jumping to cell and back to wifi at various locations without seeing it, whereas it sounds like it's biting you every time.


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