works fine on both with original Pinephone USB-C Docking Bar.

(left) and (right) are usable as computers for light tasks.

is the desktop version with all you want.

Can your do this?

My smartphone can make and receive calls, as well as send and receive SMSes.

@ozmik ok, but does it have a working alarm clock?

@ozmik well that's impressive. I've heard of pinephone having issues with alarm clock not working when the phone is in low-power mode (screen off), maybe librem has that figured out.

Anyway, what I'm saying is, convergence may be flashy but it's more important to get the basic features rock-solid first.


Librem 5 solved the problem with low-power mode in an elegant way: it does not have suspend enabled yet. It has ~12 hours battery life without suspend. But it will eventually be implemented.

@ozmik well... that's not really acceptable IMO...
if it was 24h I'd be fine with it, but it'd still be a regression compared to non-free phones...


You are right, this is currently a regression. But it will be solved with software updates, so I don't see it as a serious problem with the phone.

@ozmik but is this a problem with the drivers / with talking to the hardware, or is it higher up the stack?

oof, looks like it's all kinds of hwardware interfacing issues...

In my book, that's a problem with the platform - a hardware feature without driver support may as well not exist.


Yes, Librem 5 is a custom design and much more complicated than any typical phone. See list of its hardware components:

The reason for that is that Purism made 6 innovations in the phone, including kill switches and kernel free of blobs:

The camera has not been working for a very long time, so "a hardware feature did not exist". But very soon every phone will have it working with a software update:

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