How it works.
(03-18-2021, 04:18 PM)tknvkng Wrote: Greetings to you.
  I want to write here my thoughts on the topic of your product. I mean a smartphone.
  I think that your decision to release a smartphone completely on your own is a rather bold decision in the modern conditions of the capitalist market. I mean Samsung and Apple. They invest tens of billions of US dollars in their production every year. This allows them to make smartphones that are pleasant to hold in their hands.
 You cannot compete with them at the device level. This is not an insult, but an objective fact. Therefore, I suggest you choose a different path of your development. You can use well-known and popular smartphone models as blanks. For example, recently released a good smartphone Samsung A52. Its price is not high, and there are already videos on YouTube showing how easy it is to assemble or disassemble. You can install pure Linux on these smartphones, and it will be a really successful business model for many years to come.
 For example, you offer a list of smartphones that you can install Linux on on your website. A person chooses a smartphone that he likes and places an order with prepayment. You purchase such a smartphone, perform all the work related to the installation and configuration of Linux on it. And then you ship the finished product to the customer.
 I think that making smartphones on your own, these days, is too expensive and not necessary at all.
 You should focus on trading off-the-shelf Linux devices, and testing the devices in your labs. It will bring you respect among the high-tech professionals, and popularity in the market among buyers.
 I am not an employee of any organization or brand. I'm a regular customer. It's my personal opinion.

I used to spend lots of time tinkering with Android root and roms, and have tried UB ports on existing androids.  While there are some alternate android roms and UB Ports, they are not without problems.  Additionally, there are few phones actually supported and they are generally older.  That is not meant as a slam or being derogatory to the amazing work of the developers out there but there are limits to what can be done with existing hardware and a lot has to be reverse engineered to get it to work.  Using an existing samsung device would not be without significant problems because a lot of what is there is proprietary and I suspect that would not be readily released.

It seems to me there has been a chicken and egg problem with linux builds for the phones.  There are no builds because there are no phones to put them on and there are no phones to put them on because there are no builds.

Pine did something amazing, they put a device out there for people to dev on so that there would be distro builds to go on devices.  The significance is unbelievable.  I am overjoyed at this.  It may not be perfect, but it is accessible and things only get better from here.

I also am just a regular customer and just my opinion

Messages In This Thread
How it works. - by tknvkng - 03-18-2021, 04:18 PM
RE: How it works. - by neil_swann80 - 03-18-2021, 10:14 PM
RE: How it works. - by moodroid - 03-19-2021, 03:19 AM
RE: How it works. - by ncc - 03-19-2021, 03:44 AM
RE: How it works. - by TRS-80 - 03-19-2021, 05:00 PM
RE: How it works. - by gracefullyparanoid - 03-23-2021, 11:57 AM

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