I really love the idea of the Librem 5, but it simply won’t be usable for the common consumer. I do care about my privacy, however there are many essential apps for common consumers. Things like TOTP / HOTP, ad-hoc network mode, KeePass, and social media may not be functional on the Librem 5 for a long time until different communities adapt the Librem 5 and start contributing to its development.
Running Android applications in isolation is the fourth stretch goal, not even the first. But even if it was the first, this shouldn’t even be a stretch goal. This is crucial to the Librem 5’s success. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the team at Purism is incompetent or lazy, I’m just pointing out that support for installing Android applications is absolutely crucial if the Librem 5 is going to be a usable phone by even some of the most privacy-conscious people. Personally, I won’t be buying the Librem 5 till I know that it will support apps I need to use on a daily basis. Because until then, it is simply not comparable to other smartphones as far as functionality.