I’m thinking that this delay will ultimately help Purism get the software/hardware bugs worked out and help a novice like me to get more of a daily driver.
Yep. Bummer with a silver lining.
Exactly what I am thinking, too. What’s a couple more months more waiting compared to more than two years waiting for the phone? Nothing much, really.
What’s a couple more months in app development/ software tweaking? Quite a lot
This will result in my birthday present arriving at my next birthday one year after the one I actually got it for (2019-08-21) ^m^ ! That’s a pretty silly arrival time for a birthday present!
yeah but wouldn’t it be the best one you never had ?
The phone is really not usable as a daily driver as in it’s current state.
Indeed having a longer delay is very positive. The software is still full or bugs or just not available at all ( or you can say work in going on to improve experience ).
Battery is totally garbage ( in the Chestnut version ) and getting very hot, draining even when phone is powered off. And phone is always warm when the charger is connected even when powered off and battery looks charged.
The longer you wait the better. You really want to wait before getting your version of the phone. Unless you want to say thank you to Purism for this business, I personally treated this as a donation to manage by expectations.
Overall I am happy that I Kicktarted this for the cause. Personal I will wait and see how things goes to buy another one when reports will show up on Evergreen or the version after that one.
I would need to buy another one since the Chestnut version is really a no go for a daily driver, maybe a hourly driver is a better case .
Sure, what’s another extra couple of months, after an extra couple of months, after an extra couple of months - oh I guess it is close to a couple of years.
What ever. They are going to do what they are going to do. I am very close to canceling my order I placed in 2018. But I may as well wait to see what they are shipping when they get to my order before I decide to cancel. I only supported it as it was (at the time) the only linux phone, the rest is just bells and whistles.
in your case and many other people, yes … but maybe there are governments/enterprises who can afford to bulk-buy the 2k$ L5-USA-edition AND need all the bells and whistles that are ONLY available on the Librem line of products …