Thank all of you for your answers. My OnePlus is on the way now, and maybe I'll look into the PinePhone when it launches.
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RE: New Launcher, edge channel.
@dobey Naming noted.
I should have made myself clearer: I don't like the fact that after booting and unlocking the device, I get nothing but my wallpaper, and I have to perform extra steps to get to something I've come to expect as a homescreen. There's just nothing given to work with. I can only imagine a new user experiencing this... and it doesn't seem pretty. Therefore, I assumed the temporary nature of this little fact.