I really think that this time we'll end up with a pure Linux smartphone.
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- It will still have a proprietary baseband OS. You cannot have that open source due to certification requirements.49w
- The baseband isnt really a problem since there is usually an API to talk to it, but what about drivers like GPS, wifi, bluetooth, GPIO pins/sensors, etc... Not all devices on a board have friendly working open source drivers. If they dont use an Exynos then things should work fine. :-)49w
- the baseband is a huge problem, as that's where all the truly nasty bugs are, like "I send you a SMS with magic letters in it, your phone is 0wned". And without source, this cannot be audited properly.49w
- Are there any links for that issue ("certification forces use of proprietary code") - am interested to find out more.49w
- I like that hardware and I'm looking forward to seeing it. Give me a real physical keyboard any day of the week.49w
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