SOLVED current status of pixel 3a ubuntu touch?
Which features are working at the moment, which ones are working but a bit unreliable, and which ones don't work. And is this still being developed? And why is the original thread locked (that's why I think that the project for ubuntu touch might be discontinued)? Is the old thread updated with current features even though people can't reply? When it states that WiFi drains the battery does that mean that it drains a normal amount the same way WiFi would drain on android/other device or does it mean that it's draining at an abnormal rate? So many questions because I am new to this community and I want to know if it is developed enough to be my daily driver yet.
Hello and welcome.
First and foremost, Ubuntu Touch is not going to be discontinued. Development is very active. In fact, the developers (and users too) just celebrated the release of OTA-16, and the next update OTA-17 is on the horizon about 2 to 3 months out.
As for the your question, the status thread you're referring to is up to date as of December 14, 2020. The thread is locked because around that time, device discussions were being organized into their own sub sections (where we are now). Everything that is written there should still be accurate, unless there was something fixed without being announced. Other issues you will notice from the Pixel 3a section are about problems with MMS and VoLTE (in the US). I'm pretty certain these particular issues are being worked on, but I don't know anything more. According to the UT Devices page, the progress of development on the 3a is at 85.5%, which is fairly significant.
Is it daily driver ready? Realistically, only you can be the judge of that. In my opinion, it's the best phone to get for the US specifically. However, I don't yet have one myself. I say this because this is the phone I'll be hoping to use shortly (the first vendor I bought from sent the wrong phone model ). If you're in the US, I strongly recommend you read up on issues with MMS and VoLTE in Ubuntu Touch (not exclusive problems to this phone). As far as I'm aware, US carriers haven't dropped 3G calls yet, you only can't activate non-VoLTE phones. Also, not that I have tried this yet, but I suggest you activate the phone before installing UT. And copy down ALL of the APN settings that are set up before you do.
I'm sure some others will post here with much better information too.
@manchee1017 I didn't mean the system itself being discontinued I meant the Pixel 3a port. I'm waiting for features like Anbox to come before I can switch from my 3a's current system.
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@hawi Anbox has been enabled now and will be released in tomorrows devel image.