Purism’s Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Smartphone Makes Major Strides in Manufacturing and Development. We're on schedule.
@Purism Firefox's "containers" for Facebook and other sites would be good to add to the Librem 5 so apps could be containerized so one app couldn't get access to another apps data
@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.
@Purism I know it's just a mockup but it looks *so darn sexy*.
@Purism Did I mention that I love you. Because I love you ;)
@Purism just when my old chinese phone is dying. Should I take this as a sign? :)
@Purism is this going to be the real?... Let's wait and see!
@Purism Ate they actual switches or "politely please turn off" buttons? Hard to tell in the photo. We want hard on/off position switches. Also, won't Apple try to sue over power placement or is everyone doing that now?
@Purism The most important question: Is the headphone jack at the bottom and the USB jack at the top?
@Wolf480pl Because you can have headphones attached while the phone is in your pocket and you can use it easier when it's charging on your desk (though that part isn't as important as the headphone jack)
@minus but you can't put a phone without a case/cover into your pocket anyway - its screen will get scratched by the keys, or the rivets of your jeans.
@Wolf480pl You're doing it wrong then; never used a cover and I've never had any scratches in my phones. I do keep my keys in the other pocket though
btw. what's the character in your avatar?
@m0n5t3r Muttley's laugh is the best <3
@Purism so looking forward to it.
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