What's your favorite thing you can do with your PinePhone that you can't do with Android or iOS? Please boost.

@be ssh to the phone sitting somewhere in the flat to do updates, file transfers including semi-automated backups, …
And having control over the whole software stack without having to compile a gigantic pile of useless code that is android is pretty neat.

@lanodan It blew my mind to find out the build requirements for Android. 400 GB storage and 16 GB memory. In other words, poor people need not apply. source.android.com/setup/build

@lanodan apologies but I disagree. it's maybe not as universally accessible as it might be but spending $0.50 to do a build on some cloud compute with sufficient memory is not a super real barrier. I suspect a laptop with a sata ssd & swap space would probably do fine too.


@jauntywunderkind420 @be @lanodan

lol. 50 cents to do the final, working build, maybe.

goodness knows how much time or money getting to that point, not just learning the build system but now also the VM constraints, because what ever works perfectly the first time?

You pay one way or another.

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