2. @purism pays professional developers to work on #phosh #freesoftware #mobile interface, which is installed on most Pinephones https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/community-wiki/-/wikis/Frequently-Asked-Questions#310-why-did-purism-decide-to-create-the-new-phosh-interface
@ozmik @linmob @purism Yep. I'm not judging the price of the #Librem too harshly, as I understand it's for a good reason such as more expensive components. Still sucks that it's unaffordable to many and only a phone for the rich part of the middle class. But hey, that's where #Pinephone fills the gap so in the end there's something for everyone!
@ozmik @linmob @purism Due to the price and my financial situation, I'll be among those getting the Pine, once I have the money even for that. It's nice to see how they compare in the meantime: Librem is obviously better in many ways, but we hopefully aren't missing out on too much by comparison.
In this case the image quality looks a bit more meh on the PinePhone screen but not by a lot. I like that they have the same size and resolution too, not noticing a deep quality difference.
@ozmik @linmob @purism Complaints? Sure! It's too slow to be useable, it's glitchy, and the battery barely lasts a few hours of minimal use. That plus the fact that it's outrageously expensive and based on five plus year old hardware. Look, they got me - I paid for it - congrats. Wanna make sure others aren't duped.
There are serious reasons for #Librem5 to be expensive: https://social.librem.one/@ozmik/105988959710195259.
It it not slow at all:
The battery lasts 10 hours, and this is before suspend is even implemented:
It might be glitchy now, but it will have lifetime software updates:
I am sure all bugs will be fixed within a year. It will get better with time unlike iPhones.