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  • Librem 5 Continues Working On Its Wayland Software Stack, Testing Vibration Motors, Chargers

    Phoronix: Librem 5 Continues Working On Its Wayland Software Stack, Testing Vibration Motors, Chargers

    Purism has published their latest progress report on the Librem 5 privacy-minded Linux-powered smartphone that they still hope to begin shipping next January...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...June-Milestone

  • kingu
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    How about no camera?

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  • grok
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    If you don't give a damn and you want a free smartphone right now, then you can buy a second-hand Neo Freerunner. The rest of us who do care will wait for the Librem5 (or buy a proprietary smartphone).
    You can also buy an old 8bit computer and replace the ROM(s) with something Free, or buy an Atari 2600 and make your own cartridges. Or make yourself an abacus and two cans with a string.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by Shiba View Post
    > 720 × 1440
    > cameras
    > two of the factors important to many potential consumers

    No man, we don't give a damn. We want a free smartphone.
    If you don't give a damn and you want a free smartphone right now, then you can buy a second-hand Neo Freerunner. The rest of us who do care will wait for the Librem5 (or buy a proprietary smartphone).

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by shmerl View Post
    Nice, but I feel like they could have joined efforts with Plasma Mobile to avoid GTK mess. Oh, well.
    Nice, but I feel like we've been over this before in a dozen other threads. Oh, well.

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  • shmerl
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    Originally posted by dkasak View Post

    Maybe they wanted to avoid the QT trolls
    That doesn't make GTK less of a mess overall.

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  • msotirov
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    Originally posted by Shiba View Post
    > 720 × 1440
    > cameras
    > two of the factors important to many potential consumers

    No man, we don't give a damn. We want a free smartphone.
    I give a damn. If it also happens to be free, that's a nice bonus.

    On a side note, even if Purism completely fails to deliver, someone will be able to use the work they already did and build upon it later.

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  • L_A_G
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    Still assessing components? I thought they'd be done with that by now, but apparently not. With the lead times between finally nailing down a selection of components and any volume of fully working devices coming back from manufacturing I'm starting to get worried if they'll be able to have anything beyond a few dozen prototype devices before January. Getting the software at least on the same level as SailfishOS when the first devices shipped is obviously doable, it's not much good when the only available hardware consists of the NXP evaluation kits they're using right now for software development.

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  • Shiba
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    > 720 × 1440
    > cameras
    > two of the factors important to many potential consumers

    No man, we don't give a damn. We want a free smartphone.

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  • Djhg2000
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    Originally posted by edenist View Post

    I agree. My nexus 6 has a 1440p screen, and it's completely overkill and frankly a waste of resources for many applications. As long as the screen is good quality, with good contrast and response rate, I'll be happy with the specified resolution.
    This is an ultrawide 720p screen though, your Nexus 6 has more than three times as many pixels. Should still be plenty but the comparison is a bit off.

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