I already use some of their products and I find the project very interesting.
I have already done a post on the other thread and but I repeat my point of view here:
I’m really looking for a phone done FOR the people: for the people who work and create it, the people who use it.
I think should be considered as a whole project pattern.
Why is so difficult to find a product like this?
Fairphone is unique in the vision:
I’d rather have half the guarantee and a chance to own my phone, from the root password up (you heard, “If you don’t have a root password, someone else does.”).
I’m sure there will be a product that will fulfill all these wishes.
I would like it to be FP3 .
Does anybody know, whether VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is/was working with Fairphone Open OS (or e.g. Lineage OS, Ubuntu) for the “old” FP2?
And whether it is expected to be working on e.g. Fairphone Open OS for the “new” FP3?
This is because VoLTE is not implemented in the AOSP and that should be done by phone manufacturers or someone else. Usually with Lineage OS VoLTE is not working.
Without VoLTE working on the FP3 with an Open OS it is not interesting for me. But I would be sorry about that.
As paulakreuzer says, it will take a while… Any developer first of all needs the device for which he wants to create an Open OS. So it’s quite premature to seek for it by now. But, as many others here, I’m sure in a few months the time has come.
As my username reveals, I have any reason to look forward to an Open OS, too…
Please do some reading in this thread. And I guess you will have enough time to do so until a google-free OS turns up.
As was already posted: The phone just entered the market, so developers barely could lay their hands on them to start working on the OS. As they most likely will not be paid to do so, they will do it in their spare-time. Give them at least a few months. I am confident, there will be an alternative OS, but I would not expect it to happen befor easter 2020 (withsun 2020 seems even more likely to me).
I suppose what I’m really looking for here are resources for people who would be willing and able to contribute to the development of alternative OSes for FP3. That’s probably a bit beyond the scope of this forum, but I’ll see if there’s anything happening over in the Ubuntu Touch and LineageOS communities.
Apologies, I didn’t mean my ill-considered post to come across as someone not who’d bothered reading - I know my hope is rather over-optimistic, but wanted to add my voice to those with an interest in an open OS.