with Signal by Open Whisper Systems gaining popularity and becoming more and more advanced, (at least in my opinion) the application is a very good alternative to other messenger services, i.e. those shipped out with Android by default. Would it be possible for Fairphone to use Signal as their main, default messagin app?
Aside from being an internet messaging application, Signal can also function as a normal SMS messaging app. It is no different to the default Android messaging app, it is even possible to switch between SMS and Signal protocols. More importantly, Signal is fully Open Source and has been reviewed by security experts.
Such a "partnership/collaboration would really boost Signal’s popularity and recognition. I would assume that many Fairphone users have Signal installed anyway, given its nature.
What do you think? Should it be considered doing so or would it be better if Fairphone did not pre-install third-party applications?