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I've received my dogwood batch and am testing an app I've made for it. I'm currently finding it generally a better experience than what my pinephone has provided.

@rakor @eyecreate
I think it's OK to mention it. The price difference is a given. ☺

When you talk about a better experience, I assume it is thanks to the better hardware? Or do you have also other comments about the handling of it (shape & surface of case, others)?

One thing I find with my Pinephone is that the rear case is very slippery. I plan on buying a protective sleeve.

@normandc @rakor I think the hardware could be a part of it(phosh feels a little smoother to me), but it could just as well be the software work purism is putting in. I like little details like haptics with phosh. I also like the fact it doesn't drain power when off like by braveheart pinephone. The case of librem5 is more textured than pinephone and I don't worry about it slipping. I also like the notification light better than pinephone because it's more subtle.

@eyecreate Two questions: How is battery life on the Librem 5? What does the app do, and is it publicly available?

@linmob battery life is okay, though I haven't used it like a daily driver yet. I haven't measured, but I've used it constantly for a few hours before needing to recharge. The app is for tracking vehicle maintenance and some maintenance reminders. An initial version is on flathub.
flathub.org/apps/details/org.e

@eyecreate Thanks! Does the camera work yet (as in work at all)? (I am in the Evergreen batch and wonder what to expect from the Librem 5.)

@linmob There is no camera app installed yet, and cheese gets upset, so I suspect that is still TODO.

@linmob @eyecreate
Seems to be a car log app. Something I'm missing on UbuntuTouch (the existing one is old and unusable).

It would be nice to have one on Librem OS/Mobian. Wink, hint. 😉

@normandc @linmob The app is on flathub. Flathub autobuilds arm64, so once flatpak/flathub was set up it was easy to run on both Librem 5 and pinephone.

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