Purism’s Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Smartphone Makes Major Strides in Manufacturing and Development. We're on schedule.
@mooshoe @gme @Purism #Purism also have their detractors among the software purists (ironically), so it will be intriguing to see whether their mobile devices sell any better. If they're sensible, they set their break-even at a much lower volume of sales than I suspect #UbuntuTouch was relying on to be considered a "success"
@mooshoe @strypey @Purism I don't see that as a strength actually. If I can't find the apps I want to use on my phone then it's useless to me. Going with Gnome Web as opposed to say Android is going to prove to be a fatal mistake. Firefox was betting on the browser app ecosystem - and they were right - but even that wasn't enough. So unless they hit the ground running with the apps users want nobody is going to buy this and it will have all been for nothing. Even the FreedomPhone runs Android.
@gme @mooshoe @Purism #GoingOffOnATangent here ... markets don't make decisions, they supply information about supply and demand, using the prices. Networks supply much more nuanced information than markets, much faster, and with full duplex. Markets have their place, just like couriers still have their place, but they are not the be all and end all
> Going with Gnome Web as opposed to say Android
I think you're getting a few things confused. GNOME Web is simply the web browser they use, not the OS. Firefox will likely run on the phone, though without guarantees about the quality of the experience.
The OS is GNU/Linux, based on PureOS, which is based on Debian. They will be using a GNOME-like shell for the DE.
@brainblasted @mooshoe @strypey @Purism I already have a laptop. I don't need another laptop in my pants pocket. What I need is a reliable phone with good battery life and that runs the apps I want or need. The fact my Pixel 2 XL happens to be a mini computer as well is secondary to the fact that it's a phone first.