@martin huh is this a FLOSS phone kind of thing?

s2g im so close to going full RMS and getting some shit like this

@anna it's indeed , the is based on

see product page puri.sm/products/librem-5/

but it's not ready yet, shipping is sched for april...
just received a dev kit today...

@martin def gonna keep an eye on this, id love to eventually move to this kind of thing.

i think the only issue would be random android/ios only apps to connect with things there is no web equivalent for, and shit like gamezzz which is why it'd be nice i think if there was an option for an android compatibility layer or vm you could wall off and give hooks to faked/null data to avoid the data harvesting techniques they use

@anna they had a goal, which lets you run apps in ... but i'm not sure if that goal was accomplished..? i'd doubt that, as it was pretty high...

@martin it'd be the thing you'd need to get people who haven't gone full Fuck Computers i think, much like we still need wine for many people to use a gnu/linux based desktop environment to run That One App

@anna @martin I would be ecstatic to have a phone that could run WhatsApp with a jailed copy of it's own contacts without accessing my actual system contacts.

This way I could only let Facebook know about the contracts I'd allow it to know about.

@martin @anna There's anbox.io right now and I think you'll should be able to run it on the device but I don't think the interface was made for the phone.

@martin

The gaol was not raised but some people runs anbox on UBports phone.

@anna

btw it actually looks much better (and ways more impressive) than on my shitty pics ;-)

Oh, cool. I am going to follow you just so I can read your posts about that device.

@vaeringjar @anna i'll keep you guys updated, but probably won't have much time to play with it before next year... ;-)

@martin I liked my Nokia N900 very much, because the Maemo System was based on Debian, too, and I felt like home. It would be great to get that feeling back. I will keep an eye on this. I hope you will give us further impressions.

@mase
Yo, then I must inquire if you ever looked into the #neo900 project?
Reviving the old N900!

@mase @martin Do youbstill have the 'very valuable' N900-case?
Then simply fit it with the Neo900 guts and feel frei again!
neo900.org #neo900

@martin
Nice. I backed it for the actual phone. How's the dev kit look?

@martin I cannot wait to get my hands on the non-dev kit!!!

I've been cutting ties with as much Android related stuff as possible in preparation.

@martin This is so awesome I can't even express it with words. I hope you'll make a detailed review of the gadget. Is it an AA battery slot in the picture?

@martin Damn it, so jealous I missed the order window on these like an idiot! :)

@martin SO jealous man! Hope you have a blast working on it!

@martin wow! The first time I've seen someone showing off the dev kit "in the wild" :)
Very curious to see how development progresses!

@martin Ihmm, doesn't look that bad. Slap 3d-printed case on it and you could even use it as a phone. Maybe. Or phablet ....

@ivan @martin i thought the power draw of the development kit made it unsuitable for mobile use. It's meant to stay connected, but gives developers the oportunity to test with the final device's hardware.

Does this mean you can put that phone on an ethernet donnection?

@martin
Thanks for the pics. Please post updates whenever you can.

@martin whats the vendor/device of the LTE module? QC? Looks wicked fun.

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