What Pine Phone Operating System For A Daily Driver?
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(03-12-2021, 07:42 PM)odh Wrote:
(03-09-2021, 08:51 PM)arkadione Wrote: How is support for Anbox? Or how do you get Android apps running? What's best distro for that?

Sadly I need a few apps for work. I might just have to keep a LineageOS phone around for those few stupid apps.
Keep your Lineage phone for now, PinePhone is just not ready for primetime, its barely functional at all for important communication uses. I wish one OS was solid, but so far none I have tried are. The tech is not exactly cutting edge so if it takes years to make Pinephone a daily driver, not sure anyone will want it by then? Its not an expensive device comparatively, but I just wish phone, sms, mms, etc would work properly. Also the camera is a joke as of now. I mean I like I can pull the battery, turn switches off (that are not convenient and are difficult to read and flip bc they are soooo small), but just the basics of phone functionality in one OS would go a long way, but its simply not there yet and I have never written a linux app, so I will not be the member of the community to fix this phone (wish i was)

that's a shame. i really don't like giving money to samsung, apple, and other phone companies but as you say, pinephone is just not ready for everyday use.

the priority for all OS's should be: phone, SMS, wifi, camera

I thought things would be in a more advanced state by now but looks like I might be stuck messing around with LineageOS roms for a few more years.

FairPhone is another decent option, but they don't ship outside of the EU Sad
/e/ OS sells phones preloaded with their own android ROM too but....no shipping to Asia Sad

i don't care about the price, i would pay $300 USD right now for a phone that has even 75% of the functionality of LineageOS Android.

i am also not a developer either, so the only thing I can do is donate money to support the devs, so they can work faster Big Grin
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RE: What Pine Phone Operating System For A Daily Driver? - by arkadione - 03-12-2021, 11:17 PM

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