Hi everyone, i think we should understand what we really need from librem phone, i’m gonna write my opinion
Android, iOS, Windows10, Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish Os
why another operating system?
90% of people doesent even know there is something else out there, they just wanna use wazzup and facebook, they will never buy something different from android or ios, so why we need it? what does really miss in mobile market?
IMHO a real privacy and freedom device, who let me decide ANYTHING about my data, where apps and system doesen’t steal my informations, data, metadata etc etc like any GNU/Linux desktop distribution do!!
so why not ubuntu touch?
they use closed source chipset, like mediatek and exynos, we wanna be the real “admin” of our device, no backdoor inside software and/or hardware
what librem crew should care about?
ofcourse a full privacy system (hardware and software) we dont need other “services” than a GNU/Linux does, i dont wanna see “librem play services” “librem apps” i just need linux with a touch DE (like plasma mobile or what do u like)
As other GNU/linux distros i wanna have the full controll on my system, no strange deamons/service, not useless preinstalled software and ofcourse i wanna be able to unistall everything i dont need, and install (almost) everything is on debian repository
Ofcourse a privacy and secure system oriented need a constant update, so you need to build a system will be able to run and update-upgrade during years, and if you make a new phone, dont stop to make security updates for the older
Another important thing are apps
imho there is not chance to build/rebuild alot of apps we already have on android, but ofcourse i dont wanna android apps running as other linux app does, i’d like to have a virtual machine or a good hardened sandbox, where i can install f-droid apps, or install apk downloaded from web (for example maps.me is an awesome offline navigator)
android app will ofcourse ask for permission, i’d like to have a well builded interface who will ask me first and then show me, what information every android app will ask and use from the main system, so i can use some common apps allowing them to do what I want.
Also a good firewall and system log for be able to watch what the system do, is important
A note for firefox, i’ve saw you are forked it on pureos, i hope to find on librem phone repository the “normal” firefox, onestly i prefear to harden it myself
_I’d like to have an open source hardware system
_a good front camera with flash
_a sim with mobile data is a must, no one will buy it without!!
_a good gps optimized with software pls!!
_remember to make a protective case for the phone
_a good capsule audio and a good microphone, is a phone, i dont wanna feel like i’m in a cave while i’m talking
_a good battery, we dont need a supermega flattern device for be cool, we are not apple customers, so make it good and bigger (ok we dont even wanna buy a caterpillar, but i think you got it what i mean)
_fullhd screen should be nice