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  • rabcor
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    That is an atrocious idea.... running an OS over the cloud has always been an atrocious idea for so very many reasons, a phone that turns into a brick whenever it's not connected to the internet, and a phone that's always gonna be limited in performance by the speed of it's internet connection? What kind of idiot would even buy this product?

    The ability to run specific intensive applications over cloud is one thing, since phones don't exactly pack powerful hardware... but running the whole thing off the cloud? pure insanity.

    And if we're running it over cloud anyways, why in gods name would anyone want to limit themselves to a crappy os like android? I mean you have to get at least some benefits... and if you're still running android, then you're not getting them.
    Last edited by rabcor; 28 February 2022, 04:38 PM.

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  • skeevy420
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    The ability to offload compute, storage and energy-intensive applications from devices (x86 and Arm) to the cloud enable end-users to consume advanced workloads by streaming them directly to their device.
    Upload more ram.

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  • ServerGarbage
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    Originally posted by Espionage724 View Post
    ITT: People who clearly aren’t the target audience for this complaining
    What's the target audience for this?

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  • Espionage724
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    ITT: People who clearly aren’t the target audience for this complaining

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  • Vistaus
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    Strange. A lot of people keep saying how bad Anbox is, yet a big company like Vodafone wants to use it for something serious. :/

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  • Quackdoc
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    while interesting, I doubt it's practicality outside of cities

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  • waxhead
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    Considering the situation in the world today I am surprised that people want to run things in the cloud at all.

    Being dependent on a third party that may choose to suspend their service at any point in time is never a good idea. It's better to own your own data and being able to provide for yourself. Now more than anything should people understand why that's important.

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  • Cotyso
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    a smartphone running entirely on the cloud while leaving basic functionality on the device a user holds
    no thanks

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  • marlock
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    so an ISP that notoriously lobbied to destroy unmetered connections is now proposing a high-bandwidth-consuption device where everything is tycked into a subscription...

    so an ISP that notoriously lobbied for expanded rights to spy on their clients to sell their data (double-dipping despite them being paying clients, not as an alternative remuneration model like free websites and free apps) wants the entire OS to run on their servers...

    so an ISP with lousy signal coverage in a lot of regions (they all are somewhere) wants us to 100% depend on their connection quality to have access even to low-resource entirely local tasks/apps...

    I'd love to see them show this aberration running google maps as a car gps on a country highway, that should inspire confidence, LOL

    No hate towards Canonical, let them suck Vodafone's money and run away with useful knowhow while the resulting product sinks into oblivion.

    Meanwhile a full linux phone will one day benefit from improved anbox hooks and even from anbox cloud apps as a stopgap measure for missing linux alternatives

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  • unic0rn
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    sure.

    lets run 2FA apps in the cloud, in a VM to which hell knows who has access.

    great idea.

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