@unfa I appreciate they thought of replaceable battery and modem, wifi/BT, but this device is far from 'Open Source' as this has ever been a problem, since the baseband is VERY proprietary. Osmocom gets close to reverse engineering the protocol to communicate, but unlikely to ever become really fully supported without singing some NDAs. (note: I have worked in this industry and got sick and tired of the secrecy).

@gbraad I see. Todd Weaver mentions they want to go deeper and extend the libre approach to baseband firmware etc in the future. They've already done an amazing job at this, but the quest for a truly libre phone is not done yet.


Still very skeptical ... mostly, while not very conclusive, this confirms some suspicions about still unsolved issues/challenges. And that they deal actually with a Chinese OEM/ODM instead of this being their own design. This in itself concludes a lot for me. I know how those operate. I do not expect to see any shipment in a year.

So why they claim they already do? Confused.

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