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Month: May 2018

Off topic: other phone OS ?

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 12:55:20 -0700

On Friday 11 May 2018 12:14:17 deloptes wrote:
> dep wrote:
> > currently, jolla makes nonw of its sruff available in the u.s.; no idea
> > if this will change.
> Yes, but you wanted to have something on a mobile device and there is the
> open source part which is available everywhere and on many more devices.
> Specifically regarding Gemini PDA you have this statement:
> regards
So, new thread! 

Just curious whether anybody out there has tried Replicant (a free replacement 
for Android):

There are also replacements for Android apps:

I am still in the research stages myself. I did have to use an Android 
smartphone for a while for work, but I have since abandoned both job and 
phone, and gone back to my dumbphone. (All that I really really need are 
unlimited calls and text; but I have a feeling that not having a smartphone 
will eventually become not only a social liability, but indeed a stigma.) 

Anyway, so I am shopping round for the right phone that I can get cheap, and 
hack to install a free (as in freedom) OS. And it goes without saying that I 
would prefer to install TDE-Trinity for my desktop, but I don't know how well 
it runs with touch screens. 

I've been following the threads on phones and other devices, but thus far 
nobody seems to have touched on my specific interests. I'm open to all