Posts made by ShoelessDev
RE: Bounties and Bountysource ?
Like @tom, my Nexus 4 has been my daily driver for about a year, and it's worked well. The problem is that I have a Nexus 5 that I dearly love, unused. It's a beautiful piece of hardware.
In key ways, Ubuntu Touch is a better OS than Android. Specifically, I believe usability and privacy are far better. For these reasons, I choose to use my N4 and neglect my preferred N5. The Notifications menus and Scopes are tremendous features!
The UB Ports project has 2 "priority" devices - the One Plus One and the Nexus 5. In my opinion, these 2 devices need to be made right. Forget all the others, because without a GOOD working flagship device, this project is completely derailed and only causes frustration for those that WANT it to succeed.
I've never tried Touch on the 1+1, but the N5 has these specific problems that are stopping it from being a daily driver.
- Battery life is very poor - less than 6 hours typically on a full charge.
- Bluetooth does not work - so many BT devices, and zero usability here.
- Apps need to open, function, and close properly. When you flash the N5, you never know which ones will work. Right now, running rc-proposed after flashing yesterday, the browser closes immediately after opening and Dekko hangs on the splash screen.
It FEELS like everyone is running around with their respective devices, saying what's wrong, but nothing is getting fixed. I realize this may not be the case, but that's the way it seems. As a small monthly contributor to the project, I would like to see it re-focused on the 2 priority devices established by the developers. Once those are working, then take what is learned and apply it to the porting process.
Unfortunately, I'm a Web developer, not a mobile OS developer, so I have to let my monetary contribution be my voice.