Thorough Overview of Mobian on Pinephone as Main Driver
Just chiming in with my two cents;
Pinephone + Mobian is about 70% ready to replace my phone as my daily driver. I've realized most of the apps I use on my Android phone are just wrappers for their individual websites (reddit, twitter, mastodon, Youtube/lbry, etc) so I can do all of that in Firefox.

As it is I already use my pinephone more than my actual phone, but it leaves me with a bit of a wishlist:

-Gnome Web Browser: Once this runs better, I really love its take on saving websites as web apps. Right now though, browsing sites with it is like trying to get the last bit of honey out of an empty jar, everything just takes forever. Also, it can't play a lot of video formats.

-Discord: The only reason I even need phone functionality is so my job can call/text me. Everyone that matters to me is happily stuck with Discord for messaging instead, so I need it too. Their website just mistakenly redirects me to the Google Play Store.

-Retroarch: Installed via Flatpak and via apt both, its not really usable. I like playing my library of old games on my phone, so this and Discord are my biggest pain points.

-Bluetooth: I can kinda use Bluetooth speakers but they disconnect after a couple minutes. Bluetooth videogame controllers will pair, but never connect.

-USB drivers: CONVERGENCE, YESSS! I hope to be able to treat this Kind of like a Nintendo Switch, where I can play my retro games handheld, then plug into my dock and then play on the big-screen. This is completely extra credit, but I love that this is even a possibility. I also have a Razer Kishi (USB-C controller for smartphones) that is detected and listed via lsusb, but I can't actually use it. My bet is because all the USB capabilities past charging are all still a work in progress.

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RE: Thorough Overview of Mobian on Pinephone as Main Driver - by gamerminstrel - 12-07-2020, 10:47 AM

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