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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Released - Still Working Toward Ubuntu 20.04 Transition

    The UBports community this week released Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 as the latest version of this Ubuntu smartphone/tablet spin that is currently supporting more than two dozen different devices...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...u-Touch-OTA-17

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    I'm using it on a nexus 5 phone (OTA-15 I think) and it has nothing special. I use it like a dumb-phone, just for calls and sms. It's better than an android full of spyware.

    However, it has the same problem with any product [originally] made by Canonical: they tried to create a new ecosystem and failed.

    I was able to install evince via the containerization for PDF reading, but to be honest, it is really bad in a small screen and the performance on a 8-year phone is disappointing overall.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ivan.cwb View Post
      I'm using it on a nexus 5 phone (OTA-15 I think) and it has nothing special.
      Yeah I ran it on my old Nexus 5 for a while recently also. I found it was just not as useful overall as LineageOS with (or even without) microg.

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      • #4
        I have nearly given up on a decent linux phone. Though if someone can get a good experience when running android in a VM that would suffice. as a stop gap.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ivan.cwb View Post

          but to be honest, the performance on a 8-year phone is disappointing overall.
          Well then try Android 9 on an 8-year phone.

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          • #6
            Xiaomi
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            That's a hard pass & heavy naw dawg.

            F(x)tec is a registered company in the United Kingdom trading as FX Technology Limited. Company number 11602958.
            The most interesting thing on UBPorts radar is the Pro1 X

            https://www.fxtec.com/pro1x

            Mostly because it has OOB support for LineageOS and UBPorts.

            However, I wouldn't mind a better camera.

            Just bought a Sony Xperia 1 II -- apparantly the Gen III will be out in August but the II has some people who have gotten LineageOS to run on it. AFAIK the device is manufactured in Japan which is a nice plus nice too.

            Edit:

            Phoronix commenters stop fearmongering challenge(literally impossible)
            I suggest you try the Open Your Fucking Eyes Challenge with regard to global conflict & privacy with a side of Don't be a Dumbass Whiner -- of course I'm sure I'm already expecting too much of such a primitive & limited being.
            Last edited by ElectricPrism; 14 May 2021, 01:49 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post

              That's a hard pass & heavy naw dawg.



              The most interesting thing on UBPorts radar is the Pro1 X

              https://www.fxtec.com/pro1x

              Mostly because it has OOB support for LineageOS and UBPorts.

              However, I wouldn't mind a better camera.

              Just bought a Sony Xperia 1 II -- apparantly the Gen III will be out in August but the II has some people who have gotten LineageOS to run on it. AFAIK the device is manufactured in Japan which is a nice plus nice too.
              Phoronix commenters stop fearmongering challenge(literally impossible)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by onicsis View Post
                Well then try Android 9 on an 8-year phone.
                I'm running Android 11 on my Nexus 5 now, and honestly it's not bad.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by onicsis View Post
                  Well then try Android 9 on an 8-year phone.
                  I came from an Android 9 in the same phone. To be honest, LineageOS is very usable if you don't have the gapps or facebook apps installed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ivan.cwb View Post
                    I'm using it on a nexus 5 phone (OTA-15 I think)

                    >and it has nothing special.

                    > It's better than an android full of spyware.

                    the performance on a 8-year phone is disappointing overall.
                    First, two major versions behind. OTA-15 came out in 2017. Then, contradition in spectacular fashion.
                    Then you equate the performance of that, to that of the whole OS, based on what you make the effort to point out, is an 8-year old phone.
                    Not only is it that, it is _one_ device.

                    Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
                    Yeah I ran it on my old Nexus 5 for a while recently also. I found it was just not as useful overall as LineageOS with (or even without) microg.
                    I don't know if you know this, but OTA-17 was released just now, and will not even finish rolling out till May 19. The article really was the giveaway here.

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                    The idea of shooting down something you haven't tried, based on a flawed analysis to begin with, when it is made by a community of volunteersis retarded.

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