the function of the pinephone isn't to be used as a phone it's so when people tell you to add them on whatsapp you say you can't because your phone runs gentoo
@tuxcrafting i'll happily let people add me on whatsapp, by informing them it has background sync disabled and notifications off
@tuxcrafting I honestly consider the lack of proprietary (read: "garbage") messaging apps like WhatsApp to be a feature.
And whatsapp in particular is the de facto comms app where I live.
@kiri yeah same
@tuxcrafting My answer is simpler, but ppl look at me as if I have two heads.
I just don't have a phone! :-)
I do have a handy, but with no sim. It's a convenient tablet in a world with free wifi everywhere.
I will still buy a pinephone at some point just to be perfectly rid of google (I can't flash this cheap BLU). and support pine.
Plus, I work on a tree farm these days. Why wouldn't I have a 'pine' phone? :-)
Works well on android as well, "I don't have WhatsApp in my app store, it's not on f-droid"
That's not to say the pinephone isn't cool as hell, though.
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