Yes, the #Librem5 doesn't have have modern hardware, yes, it's expensive for now & yes, Purism has made missteps along the way, but I am still eagerly waiting for mine, because it's been 12 years since the original iPhone and I'd say that's enough of a head start for proprietary software. Once there's real hardware to target, free software will catch up quickly & that will make hardware OEMs consider it, springing up more compelling hardware, eventually, but for now we can't be very HW picky.
It already means that GTK4 will be ready for phones, which is huge, I don't necessarily see Samsung jumping on this anytime soon, but a Raspberry Pi 5 sold as an official phone kit w/ case, modem, screen all included similar to their desktop kits, getting into schools, on TV and into magazines, offering compelling performance at an affordable price...maybe even #Huawei jumping in with super polished hardware now that they're locked out of the #Google ecosystem?
The future looks interesting...
@MatejLach my thoughts exactly. We have to support things we believe in, with our dollars
@MatejLach The hardware is still modern, they are not selling obsolete hardware.
It’s just a bit less fancy than big flagship phone from established phone makers but still powerfull enough for nearly every use case.
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