Hi all, I'm new here and I'm not a fan of Android. In fact, if Google was suddenly sucked into a time warp and returned to being a simple search engine company with broadly targeted advertising I'd be very happy. I honestly can't find a good word to say about Google/Alphabet these days - well, there's lots of good words, but most of them aren't considered appropriate for polite company.
I've been wanting to try an alternative to iOS for ages - so I managed to source a useable Nexus 5 on eBay and fired up LineageOS then MaruOS and then Sailfish (which fell over) and they all feel horrifically similar to Google's spyware. Not to mention being very poorly laid out.
So hello UBPorts and finally a UI that doesn't steal my screen real estate OR my privacy.
I'm a little surprised how small the app ecosystem is for now. I honestly thought it would be somewhat bigger after several years - and it just shows how pervasive the other systems are. Kodi would be handy for me because I have a DNLA server for my music so I'm a bit stumped there. I could get by with the SAMBA shares but I guess no one has sorted that one yet. I hate being a simple user - I wish I'd kept up to date and maybe I could have ported some stuff myself. Oh well
Obviously there are other things I would like - games are not an issue.
I'm going to recommend this to my friend who hates smartphones because I believe it satisfies all of his needs - except the proverbial battery life. Oh, I miss those days.