Andrew McGlashan via luv-talk wrote:
On 27/04/18 10:39, Rohan McLeod via luv-talk wrote:
I'm interested in opinions and experiences
with mobile-phone OS's
alturnative to Android;
Android is Android, there are better and worse options.
The big problem with older mobiles is that they won't ever get up to
date "original" supplier updates and also, their radios are often not as
suitable as new mobile options -- that is, network radios change. 2G is
dead, 3G is heading that way too.
Options for firmware replacement can vary alot depending on what is and
is not supported by the porters.
I've got a Librem 5 on order, expecting to see that some time early next
That is going to be more "safe and free" than many other options, but it
won't be Android ... more pure Linux.
Seems like a nice phone , and even if I don't understand all the
problems that it solves ,
it does seem to solve the ones that I do. Would that be the :
"$599 Librem 5 phone, including phone and charger (free worldwide shipping)
Jan, 2019 " ?
Not sure I will get one of those , but it does seem like a good sign;
once the phone
companies realize there is a lot of dissatisfaction 'out there' with
I believe " products will follow the demographic"
Digressing; I have similar hopes of ink-jet printer which are starting
built-in bulk-ink functionality in consumer printers
My last Telsta basic (extremely rudimentary internet) ZTE phone was
still going strong after 10 years,
when it was lost .I chose it for good access out of the Melbourne
Not hugely concerned if the Chinese government(or the US or Australian
either) is listening in on my,
conversations (what a dull job !); though I would prefer they weren't .
My complaints were much more parochial :
1/: no means of winding up the high end sound on the ear-piece,...I am
getting deafer !
, though it would be very easy to implement
2/ no built in answering machine also very easy to implement
regards Rohan McLeod