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Re: Future device support


I do think this is honest but a bit too brutal. I agree it would be much better if Canonical were feeding back into the community and allowing us to see that the wheels are still in motion. However for all its faults the E4.5 running Ubuntu is a thing of beauty. Having flashed back to android I have to admit I hate my phone. Nothing works in an intuitive way, many things are no longer easy.

Phoning someone I get an alphanumeric keyboard. I need fingers the size of toothpicks to accurately dial! Things that should swipe don't swipe and settings which should be 'just there' are deeply buried.

Bluetooth works and that's great. The mobile hotspot has usage stats which is pretty neat and automatically turns itself off when I disconnect which is genius. But overall it feels more clunky than ubuntu did a few OTAs back. So Canonical you are really, really on to something. All we can do at this point is wait and hope that the buzz surrounding the project can return given snap based images and some new devices.

On 2017-02-27 10:12, Marcin Xc wrote:
Official communication as You wrote is a very weak point in this
community. Every group should have its leader. Some time ago Lukasz
Zemczak seemed to be one. I remember how marvellously David Planella
did his job as a translation leader. If a group like ours has no
leader, everything becomes to die. I don't get it why Canonical
doesn't take this seriously. I understand they have their own group of
developers and they don't need us any more? As I read posts on this
mailing list I often ask myself a question how anyone over there
behind the steering wheel can allow that people feel unsafe as in a
bus where the driver drank a few beers for his breakfast.

Personally I have a problem. I missed a very important phone call two
days ago. My phone didn't ring though the volume was 100% loud. I
understand there can still be problems with bluetooth after two years
of development but not with a phone and messaging functions. I think
I'll flash my phone with Android this week. Since two years it is an
unreliable testing device which at the end will be abandoned for some
other alpha solution.
Now I read all this great promisses with snap etc. Canonical, i do not
trust You any more. Before the new phone will start to work correctly,
You will leave us alone again, without any official information what's
going on and then You'll abandon the project for some new solution
which will never work correctly. You show an attitude as we were
children in a primary school. I walk with a random mute phone not even
knowing if it will ever work correctly in a future, because it is Your

Best regards


FROM: Mitchell Reese <dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
TO: Ubuntu Touch <ubuntu-phone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
SENT: Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:01 PM
SUBJECT: [Ubuntu-phone] Future device support

For the record, both the Meizu Pro 5 and the M10 tablet have 64 bit
processors. Until we have more 'official' communication about which
devices are supported going forward, a bit too soon to bail on the
project. Looking forward to seeing what happens once the snap image
comes to devices. Hopefully we'll hear more information soon.


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