This is great news! (1st post here- username formerly bluwon).
Very happy to hear Manjaro is shipping on Pinephone next as it is one of my very favorite of all Pinephone operating system options I have tried. A few ppl mentioned to me specifically waiting to buy until this release of pinephone comes out.
In fact I am running Manjaro right now on my Pinephone
Congratulations. You guys have really done a great job! Thank you.
This is exciting. I’ve been considering picking one up and trying to install Manjaro on it, but don’t trust my ability to make it work. Knowing that it’ll give back to the community is a bonus - I’ll almost certainly get one when preorders are up!
Thanks a lot.
1.- Will we have pinetab versions too?
2.- Will we have a delta repository or a partial delta repository as WiFi 2.4 Ghz / 4G updates are slow and Manjaro upgrades very often - what is great -? …
Are you sure you have grasped the concept of this particular phone, together with its expensive cousin, Librem5 ?
Both phones target privacy/tracking concerns primarily, providing kill-switches to turn off cell modem, turning off (for real) the integrated wifi-chip denying the wifi-triangulation pin-pointing you, probes, man-in-the-middle attacks by hi-jacking your carrier and upgrading your Android to their Android build, and Google’s spying/tracking/profile building of 24/7, it’s not just proprietary vs. open-source software, if it would be about that you could just install Android Open Source and be done with it. So “bringing popular social network apps from Android to Linux - Instagram, Facebook, FB Messenger, Reddit,” paricularly those big privacy offenders is completely out of place, Manjaro should just cherry-pick those that are known and tested for not being spyware, or at least “not that blatant, rude spyware”.
Same goes for the camera, we are talking about this specific phone, which no, does notseriously need decent camera performance because people on the social network want to share photos for memories with family, friends, animals or events, festivals, you are talking about a completely different target group.
To give you a light, fun but of high significance example, have you ever seen Kate Middleton taking photos with her mobile phone? She’s always holding a camera in her hands, you think she was not advised by the MI6 to do so?
the great thing about linux is being able to choose what you want to do with it, the idea, you shouldn’t do that because it invalidates the purpose of the device goes against one of the main things that makes linux great. I dont think people who want to replace android with something open, and people who want something secure are two different groups, they both benefit from each other, I for one, will never buy a Linux phone until I can use it to do all the things I do with my android phone. simply because the money and inconvenience, and many people are the same way,
The more people on a platform, the more development and money flow, the more benefit, also even on the pinephone page it targets and I quote
or perhaps you’ve just got enough of Android and iOS and you’re ready for something else
no for many people what he posted are quite necessary. Security oriented people can benefit too as more people on the platform means more money (and yes money does help). they are not out of place, they are out of place for you, not for everyone. maybe linux should just can nvidia because “proprietary software has no place on an open platform” is the same thinking
I dislike nvidia as much as the next guy, but I will admit it will be a net loss to bar them completely, as the customers of them, would leave and take their money with them, which im sure would harm some people at the very least, although Im sure I could have used a better example, maybe wine for instance. but I hope my point came across nonetheless
but I do somewhat share the opinion of gating nvidia out, keeping a second gpu just for cuda is an annoyance at best, and thats just when it want’s to place nice, just I don’t want them to take their customers with them xD