Hi, thanks for long and kind answer and for taking the time! It’s pretty late here, so just very brief:
I’m not that critical, I just need more information. I also think about how you deal with/select the OEMs/mines and how do you do the audits – and why there is not so much info about that on the blog . I don’t have a trust issue, I just want to know.
Back to the blobs: I was hoping for something like the Qualcomm Atheros AR9170 or ath10k for the wifi because they have open drivers but maybe do not come with a SoC. Same for the graphics, I had hopes on freedreno.
But all that is understandable. I assume the same will be true for the modem … and all that will be in one or two chips anyway and these will be pretty well locked up. That’s okay, as long as we know.
I wonder why. The APIs do not change that much, it’s the blobs that still make it impossible, or do I misunderstand how this all works? (Maybe CPU power, but most of the time it’s overkill). I don’t really like the whole android ecosystem … judging from the little bit I’ve read on xda the last years.
Anyway, Sony is much worse, they provide a bit … but often not the modem blobs … so people have a nice little neatly updated computer, but not a phone or a camera any longer.
As usual, you should be aware of that this software is not intended for daily use as there are important limitations. For example, the camera is not working and the modem is not enabled, which means you cannot take photos or make phone calls."
Once again, thanks for your reply and have a good night.