After receiving my phone after 3 long years i was shocked by how good the phone was. It really exceeded my expectations. So for that i say
congratulations to the Purism team on the remarkable achievement of building Phosh and paving the way for Linux phones. you have accomplished what many believed to be impossible, especially in comparison to big tech companies like Apple and Google.
You have not only developed a Linux-based phone but have also created an entire ecosystem for it, I understand that you faced many delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but your perseverance and commitment to the project were unwavering. It’s inspiring to see Purism succeed where others, such as Canonical with Ubuntu, have failed.
Once again, congratulations on a job well done to the entire team. Your hard work and dedication are truly appreciated and admired by the majority of the community.
I think where the ecosystem can improve on the Gnome side of things, and that’s mostly on Linux is offer an alternative to the Cloud infrastructure and cloud services, by not requiring them (probably why Plasma KDE isn’t the way to go) - having more of the solutions be run locally on a device or cross synced between desktop and mobile device occasionally. If Purism can support that type of effort to go cloudless (meaning server less) i am 100% behind it (Apple, and Google is moving that direction but they have some disadvantages since it doesn’t provide as many Ad Dollars).
When i think of serverless/cloudless i think of using Wormhole protocol (Warp), or Syncthing protocol (Syncthing) and the like to create connections between computers without any server, in a way that is Peer to Peer which i think is the future. Purism states they want you to be in control of your data and that would go a long way towards that goal, but expand these protocols to be used in many other OS system applications.
Gnome has been some work on their side check.out https://youtu.be/yJq8Cq9LixE. Thanks to purism. But if the entire community of linux developers come together. In a few more years We could have a fully working OS on par with Android or IOS
It’s wonderful to hear about your positive experience with your phone after three years! Your heartfelt congratulations to the Purism team for their remarkable achievement is truly well-deserved. Their dedication in building Phosh and establishing Linux phones is indeed a significant accomplishment. Your appreciation for their commitment, especially during challenging times, is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your sentiments with the community.
I am all about giving praise where praise is due. The development team at Purism might have bitten off more than they could chew initially and it is a factor in the time needed to move this project forward, but the work they have done is fantastic.
I am saying all of this from my Librem 5 as well right now. I am using it in convergence mode and am having no problem using my L5 as a phone and as a computer. This is what I wanted from the very beginning and they have absolutely delivered.