Librem 5

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Riley Martin, May 7, 2019.

  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Yeah true, most people interested would rather look at custom roms likely, but thanks for shedding some light on it
     
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  2. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Notebook Consultant

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    Me too TR! But since the Librem is actually coming to fruition/release, I'm pretty stoked to give it a shot.
    @starfish -Thanks for the Sailfish mention. I was unfamiliar w/ it. Looking at it now and some of its variants. RU based project? (I respect the h3ll out of the RU tech minds).
     
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    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    @Riley Martin it's EU - developed by Finnish company Jolla, to be exact. There's supposed to be a RU fork called AuroraOS, without Android compatibility layer. Russian Rostelekom is a major shareholder, and in my personal opinion it is quite alarming rather than a good news, given that part of the OS is closed-source.
     
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  4. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Notebook Consultant

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    That is alarming. I genuinely respect RU comp. minds, but yeah, the closed-source aspect w/ any RU ties is kinda off-putting. More reason to go for Librem5 :p
     
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    The OS itself isn’t all that special. All of the current, major mobile OSes are *nix at their core, just with different dressings. So having yet another *nix OS isn’t all that special, nor would it really excuse the poor value proposition given the hardware and the $650 price tag.

    That said, most of the original complaints in the OP (peer pressure with keeping up on social media, etc) is a personal issue, not a technological issue, and isn’t something that can be solved simply with a phone purchase.
     
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