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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ocnbrze, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    just curious if anybody would be interested in it. i know @MoodyBlues might be......maybe?

    there are a few phones out that i had no idea was out. i stumbled upon this video:


    it is only $149 bucks, but is not for newbies from the looks of it.

    thoughts???? might be fun to learn linux.....yes?
     


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It wouldn't much use to me in it's current form, mainly because I need mobile payment capabilities on my smart-phone.

    So it could be delayed then? Last time I heard about Foxconn, they had gone over to making surgical masks and not making iPhones, etc. .

    Also one hopes that they'll still be around next year, especially given that this is a very niche and geek device.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    damn coronavirus.!!!!!!!!! i guess i over looked the fact that it is being made in china.
     
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  5. Hadron

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    I don't give a damn about mobile payments - I've no interest in letting any of these companies know about my purchasing or giving them a cut of my spending, so don't use those services. But the specs are exceptionally low, and it's too damned big to interest me. If I want something more secure I'll stick a different OS on my current phone.
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Ha ha ha, thanks for thinking of me. :D I CAN'T IMAGINE whatever gave you the idea that I might be interested in anything Linux. :eek: :thinking:

    I haven't followed your link yet, but I was aware of some past Linux phones, specifically Ubuntu's. While I do think it would be fun to have a device with full access to its Linux guts right out of the box, as opposed to having to root an Android to achieve that, I don't think I'd use one as my daily-driver.

    No, I don't use or care about mobile payment capability or any stuff like that. I'm just too enmeshed in the Android world now to step away from it. I've paid for hundreds of apps over the years, and wouldn't want to lose use of them. But I'd totally get a Linux phone as an adjunct to my Androids, and have fun doing real *nix stuff on it! Maybe, over time, get it working as I really need...
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    i wonder if you can create a shell within the linux phone and have it run android......probably not. if and when it is available here in the US barring any coronaviris setback, i might consider this phone. it is pretty cheap and might be a good stepping stool for me to learn more about linux.
     
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  8. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    You forgot about me, I have the same phone as she has :D
     
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    LOL....yeah but @MoodyBlues is a linux lady and i thought she might be interested in something like this.....but i guess not LOL

    anyways the phone is not fully developed and they have not decided which linux os will be installed out of the box. plus the coronavirus is complicating things.
     
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  10. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Yeah. I am leaning towards her mighty thoughts on this too.
     
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  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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  12. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    It's still a rectangle.
     
  13. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    (I kind of like my idea, of the cell phone being round.)
     
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