For statistic: I have ordered mine L5 at October 20 2017. The address confirmation e-mail arrived at October 25 2021, tracking number at November 5 2021 and I have takeover the actual parcel st DHL depot at November 11 2021.
Yes, it took long time, but I do development and consultations in mine company and for others. We use i.MX chips from i.MX1 time and I have contributed to the kernel. I still suggest to use i.MX6/8 and we have invested lot to imxRT NuttX support. And I know how demanding development is even for smaller project. I took my payment into PURISM L5 campaign as investment to the real devices support. Shadow Linux BSP branches by Google and NXP are only exhausting of people time and until their hackish code is re-implemented by companies like Pengutronix, Linutronix and PURISM now it is useless and you can be guaranteed that if you base your product on such branch, then you will get to dead end shortly. But big corporation do not think longer. PURISM has elevated bar even higher to push forward whole GNU/Linux desktop environment mainline.
So I would be satisfied with my investment into PURISM even if I do not receive phone at all because their investment and patches to project mainlines are even more valuable. For sure, I want to have my L5 fully functional but again I consider it as the first experimental prototype how to implement GNU/Linux for Mobile right.
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