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First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 01 Dec 2018, 04:51
by dedanna1029
Necuno unveils its KDE on Linux handset

Necuno hopes its forthcoming Linux smartphone will offer users an escape from the walled gardens created by Google and Apple.


More here.

Would be nice. I just don't know how they plan on implementing cell service. Evidently, they don't either. :lol:
This was evidently started with a crowdfunding campaign. $599.00 USD though for a phone, a bit rich for my blood.

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 01 Dec 2018, 05:28
by R_Head
:think:

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 14 Apr 2019, 14:30
by dedanna1029
I'm also thinking on this, something along the line of, "Imagine the updates."

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 00:42
by R_Head
I reflashed a Samsung Galaxy 3 with CyanogenMOD and was a nice and fast OS. Broke the phone and bought a new one, the developers dropped the project, sucks!!! But was a nice barebones OS with no Google added BS and Carrier Bloatware.

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 22 May 2019, 16:35
by netEmma
Google should launch this kind of things to their users

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 23:08
by dedanna1029
I don't think so. Google is nothing but bloatware.

I'd love bare bones, @R_Head, but how do we get the apps we do use on it?

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 15:49
by R_Head
A bit tricky... need the stupid Google Application Store to load APK files. At least, you can install what you need and have the power to remove the Application APK store.

I will like to see anybody from Congress to ask FBook, why FBook cannot be removed from any phone? Even when is installed, cannot be deleted.

I have 2 Factory Samsung Phones. One had Oculus that was bought by FBook. Got installed and even, with a factory reset cannot be removed. My other phone, got installed during a transfer between phones. Is damn virus, a plague that once is installed, there is no way to remove unless you are a developer. Even Knox is the Virus Safeguard. Prevents you from reflashing the phone or adding tools to remove it.

Congress, please... ask that on why we are forced to have that if we choose not to have it is imposible to remove.

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 22:01
by dedanna1029
Here's what I did.

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Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 22:37
by R_Head
Err... :Doh: Disable is not gone.... what prevents it to be Enabled remotely? :think:

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 16 Jul 2019, 21:12
by dedanna1029
Note the "ed" at the end of "Disabl". They are disabled. They're not saying that they are enabled, or that they are not disabled.
You can disable them right there in Applications (which is where those screen shots come from). From there, they will take absolutely no room on your phone. I have never seen a case of a disabled app enabling out of the blue.

Re: First truly open-source smartphone

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 02:43
by R_Head
:think: Too many backdoors K