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Hi! This is the main Fediverse account of a blog about LINux on MOBile devices – linmob.net. It's has been restarted in 2020 because of the PinePhone.

Used to be https://identi.ca/linmob. Also on the birdsite: https://nitter.net/linmobblog.

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Since I missed the beginning of the stream, here's another important bit of information for the crowd:

linmob,
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Also, they are switching to a subscription model from August onwards, which, IMHO, makes sense if you want them to have resources to invest into SailfishOS.

linmob,
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Q3: Sailfish 5 - unless I missed something, details will follow later.

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@jukkaeklund That largely depends on what you'll need/use it for, for me, as a boring "f-droid.org if possible, and then that security app for my online banking-guy" it has worked more then well enough on the Xperia 10 III. 🙂

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Here are the specs for the Community Phone.

In all likelihood, this is a UniSoc Tiger T606 (https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/phone/Reeder+S19+Max+Pro+S+review) powered phone:

linmob,
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@stdevel This is just some community service, I think. It's a limited edition, affordable device with a Unisoc chip, so ... meh ;-)

This may be a controversial, but I am glad that they are switching to a subscription model to finance and push forward Sailfish OS.

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Community Phone / C2:
just announced on stream (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nEC3sVExAU). No info on SoC, shipping with Sailfish OS 5.

Now they're announcing some trustworthy 100% private, user-controlled AI thing - that's supposed to be helpful with everyday tasks. I am not hype on AI, but if the promises hold up, that's interesting.

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The AI in a box thing was just demoed with @popey 's famous virtual voice 😄

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@popey Jolla are doing an event, the voice briefly appeared 15 minutes ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nEC3sVExAU - I can try to send you a timestamp later :)

This is the device that was demoed:
https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/20/jolla-takes-the-wraps-off-ai-hardware-with-a-privacy-centric-purpose/

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@popey Voice: "Timestamp successfully found" 😀

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Later today: A Jolla livestream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nEC3sVExAU

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bart, to linuxphones
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It's been almost 5 years but I've written a new blog post again! This time describing my setup for daily driving on after a bit more than a week of using it.

https://fam-ribbers.com/blog/2024-05-05-daily-driving-plasma-mobile/

linmob,
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@thejackimonster Not sure it's that — both devices have been marketed as new, reviewed by many publications (including all kinds of YouTubers).
As "new" devices they fit the model of "new" = "exciting". The OnePlus 6 w/ postmarketOS (to just pick one example) maybe much better in various ways, but it's not a new device. It's an old phone, that just runs something new now. This does not fit the standard "we review all the new crap" model, and, without hardware kill switches, (1/2)
@bart

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@thejackimonster it does not attract the privacy crowd as much. (2/2) @bart

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Installing from postmarketOS, shot on postmarketOS

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@shadowwwind Of course, I am far, far, far too lazy to move files around when I can just post from the device 😎

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I finally decided to get a proper second device to run on, so I bought a Pixel 3A! Fully mainline and is very fluent on it, it's great!

I'll keep my sim-card in my Android phone for now but I'll use it to browse the fediverse (), watch YouTube (), browse the web (), chat on Matrix (), etc. I'll probably find a ton of bugs, so let's get these reported and fixed!

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@bart Awesome!

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Weekly GNU-like Update (17/2024): Funding for Cell Broadcasting support

https://linmob.net/weekly-update-17-2024/

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Don't let Flathub become the new app store monopoly.

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@erebion It doubt it will become that.
Enough people will use tribal infighting and not put their apps there, like we always do in desktop Linux (which IMHO is really sad, because so far flathub, with all its downsides is IMHO the best approach at a "one stop shop for Linux apps" so far). And while flathub has the highest app count in https://linuxphoneapps.org/packaged-in/, we probably need to discount the apps with outdated runtimes that likely won't install anymore.

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LateNightLinux, to random
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What's the best non-mainstream Linux distro?

(your replies may be read out and discussed on an episode of Late Night Linux)

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@LateNightLinux postmarketOS

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