@sir I am from a Caribbean island. This is great news! I have been looking forward to some Pine products for some time. A relative was in the USA for a few weeks and I was trying to have them source some Pine laptops. Pine Pro had popped up by then. They were unable to. Ⳬ Well, I may add a Pine phone to my wishlist! Keep the news coming, @sir!
@sir I appreciate that you wrote specs in metrics!
@sir I should write my review of using it as a daily driver for 3 days. 😄
@bshah did you get calls working?
@sir audio part not yet no. But my daily driver usecase did not include the calls,
Background: I lost my primary phone during travel and in 1 day my backup phone also died. So was forced to use Pinephone,
I used it to successfully navigate in Germany public transport using ktrip app, check-in in airlines, trains and hotel using itinerary, some light weight web browsing and telegram messanger.
@sir but speaking of, I have some more ideas on audio parts and will attempt them during next week, I am bit less productive due to travel at moment though
@bshah nice, looking forward to hearing how it goes
@sir TIL this phone exists. But now I'm curious as to why are people seriously making their own userspace from scratch instead of just running AOSP on top of Linux, with zero blobs still but with a huge preexisting app ecosystem. After all, a smartphone without apps is about as good as a dumb phone in terms of its capabilities.
@grishka maybe we don't like Android
@sir IMO using AOSP as a base for a custom OS built to your liking would be a huge head start.
Or maybe it's that I'm too obsessed with things that "just work" 😂
@grishka if we wanted android we could buy any of 500+ other phones
@sir yeah but those have proprietary blobs in their firmwares, while this one is completely open-source. Even including the GPU driver as far as I can see, which is rare and amazing. Isn't this open-source-ness the main point to it?
@sir I got sick while I tried to red with that gif in background (video can be stopped at least)
@charlag gif in the background?
@sir wait, it *is* a video and I could stop it (although controls are missing). I meant "in the background of my vision", idk how to express it.
@sir Very interesting read. Could you perhaps specify what do you mean by battery lasting about 5 hours? Is it with screen turned off or with moderate usage with around 2 hours screen-on time?
@pomegranatejuice it would not be reasonable for me to speculate on power at this point. I have several known power sinks which I haven't addressed but know are addressable.
@sir Sure, understandable. Thanks for the reply!
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