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RE: What phone are you using? - z3bra - 07-10-2016

Jolla! the terminal is pretty awesome in there, and user experience is nice too. The specs are not impressive, but it does the job and is handy enough to serve as my main phone.


RE: What phone are you using? - pieniek - 07-10-2016

I'm using my trusty Nexus 4, the support for it is great, it got fully working Android 7.0 just a week after AOSP sources got released.
Currently running Android 7.0 and Sailfish OS 2.0.2.51 with sfdroid (full Android in a native Sailfish window). I'm loving Sailfish so far, it's fast, efficent, it's Linux!


RE: What phone are you using? - stanislavjo - 07-10-2016

Galaxy S3, Android 6.0.1. The screen is shattered, but otherwise everything is smooth. Bought a bigger battery for $20 and my SOT is ~5 hours.


RE: What phone are you using? - acg - 08-10-2016

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and it's not bad, but I hate Samsung phones (: Felt way better with Huawei, I'm also into Xiaomi, HTC... Chinese phones.

(07-10-2016, 08:29 AM)z3bra Wrote: Jolla! the terminal is pretty awesome in there, and user experience is nice too. The specs are not impressive, but it does the job and is handy enough to serve as my main phone.

Just gave it a look and it's pretty impressive. Would love to try one.


RE: What phone are you using? - josuah - 10-10-2016

SailFishOS looks promising. I owns a Nexus 4, so I may try this.

I already tried it briefly, and it worked. I will still miss the dvorak layout, though...




RE: What phone are you using? - z3bra - 10-10-2016

(10-10-2016, 12:11 PM)josuah Wrote: I will still miss the dvorak layout, though...

What's the point of dvorak on a phone? AFAIK, it was created in order to optimize the use of all your fingers while typing, so the experience is totally different on a phone. Eg, most used keys should be put on the far edges of the phone instead of near the home row, etc..


RE: What phone are you using? - robotchaos - 10-10-2016

Running the original Oneplus One. I love it, but it is rather heavy. I actually had the Oneplus X for a while, until I broke it and went back to the Oneplus One. RIP X. Great phone.


RE: What phone are you using? - nxll - 11-10-2016

Oneplus One too, with CM14 Android Nougat (Still in dev) it runs perfectly for now. I recommend Termux for an away from computer terminal.


RE: What phone are you using? - robotchaos - 11-10-2016

I always start out by disabling all the Google apps: Google+, Hangouts, Keep, Photos, Magazines, Music, Chrome, etc. I even disable the stock camera on CM and use OpenCamera. I have a quirk about minimal permissions. I use K-9 for email but wish it had a better icon. FreeOTP for OTP management. Atlas for web browsing.

Anyone have any recommendations for good minimal applications?


RE: What phone are you using? - josuah - 17-10-2016

(10-10-2016, 01:26 PM)z3bra Wrote: dvorak + touchscreen ?

It is because I am used to it. It might be useful as vowels are all at the right side and consonants at the left. So what you do while typing is alternating the fingers: left, right, left, right... But this is tiny improvement, if any.



If I could get rid of google calendar, google contacts, I could even get a CyanogenMod without the google apps at all!

I also like K-9. As nxll said, termux is a good minimal application.


Close to the shebang topic: I do scripts without shebangs in termux, so that this falls back to the shell by default, or I relink /system/bin to /bin:

Code:
$ su
# mount -o remount,rw /  # required to create /bin
# ln -s /system/bin /bin

I could get most of my setup so far, even with locally built libraries. This is thanks to the flexibility and modularity of UNIX systems.