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  1. I have the Cosmo communicator but it's not comparable with the Pro1. However in my inbox this morning is: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/30/planet_computers_astro_slide/ This actually could give the Pro1 a run for its money! WDYT?
  2. In orders mine says processing, in pre-orders it says completed ?! @Erik Can I just nip to your office? It's 10 mins away for me!
  3. Even if it's been split by country, it should still be in order of payment within any given country right? On the stock assigned thread people in the UK who paid after I did, have received an email. Feb pre-order, July 31st payment... no email. And I fear they're not still sending those out. Does this mean Feb or March as I'm in the slow later 30% batch?
  4. Oh wow, my Cosmo arrived weeks ago* and I've barely used it. For me it's far more useful to be able to type quietly lying on my back on the couch, than at a table with a laptop style keyboard. The Cosmo weighs a heck of a lot. I tested the pro1 at an event at the f(x)tec office, and immediately noticed the shifted keyboard issue. I figured I would just get used to it. I had no idea the qwertz keyboard wasn't shifted, I wonder what the option would be for some Tipp-Ex and a software keyboard remapper to make this qwerty. - Damion *apparently there are threads on Cosmo forums with people whining just like the Pro1 forums here, about supply chain! I paid over 1 year before receiving mine, it turns out someone I know works there and may have expedited mine.
  5. It's Friday the 20th, now highly unlikely I'll get the phone before Xmas Eve 😞 Dear F(x)Tec, It's my birthday on the 7th of Jan, please try to make that deadline! - D
  6. So they've arrived in Europe but what about over in the UK? (Just kidding, election related humour)
  7. I don't wish to be too pedantic but that's an awful lot of places: https://www.google.com/search?q=Antarctica+snowfall
  8. Wow I'm really out of date, verizon used to need specific different h/ware as they didn't even use sims!
  9. I know a lot of people going through ILR due to Brexit, and they are extremely thankful they are able to check their location history. I've heard some extremely horrific stories about ad blockers. But that'll need to wait for pub chat
  10. Heh, well deleting the post didn't help 🙂 Yes not collecting helps but then the ads would be less relevant, Google would make less money and all the world changing goodness they're also responsible for, would be at risk. It is possible to turn off collection albeit too awkward to do that well. I'll see if I can feed that back internally. I actually need enterprise stuff so I'm very much hoping I can get the phone fully approved. I may need to buy another one and send it to secops!
  11. I don't think I should start a thread on the merits of using Google. I've deleted a verbose rebuttal of all the tin-foil hattery. If you're in London, pm me to meet for drinks 🙂
  12. If there are between a 1/10th and a 1/5th of phones shipping each week and there are only 2 weeks left until Christmas, then it's not pessimistic to say *the majority* of pre-orders won't be completed by Xmas, it's simple maths. Whilst it would be lovely and exciting to get it before xmas, I simply want this phone! I will get it when I get it. I spent money on the Cosmo over 1yr before getting that device. (The next part aimed at F(x)tec) Of course with thousands of well paid engineers here at Google UK's hq, it would definitely be in F(x)tec's benefit to have me walking around showing this phone off! Perhaps I could wander the kilometre or so to your office and grab a box early? ...
  13. I don't see much great functionality on a Linux (don't even consider suggesting Windows, MacOSX or ChromeOS) desktop other than its form factor. I do like a mouse and monitor separate to the keyboard for comfortable work, and do work all day like this. 80x24 XTerm for 90% of stuff (vim, bazel, email, IRC, etc), browser for some other stuff and an adequate set of other X11 apps/games (steam, quake...) etc. I'd actually go as far as saying I dislike Linux laptops due to the physical layout, and smaller doesn't exactly help here. I'm sure I could find a VoIP provider to get phone stuff working, but realistically an actual phone these days is just so much more. Camera with pinch zoom, maps with voice input, smooth scrolling and pinch zoom, literally thousands of games and apps designed for that form factor. Not to mention actually being a phone in your pocket to receive calls for at least a day. I've changed my style despite being a old timer Unix nerd, to appreciate the modern Android user experience and treat it differently to my day job on a desktop. Starting in the late 1900s and into the naughties I grew faster and faster over the years at typing on phones using ~5 fingers across two hands on a flipped open phone. This meant after working all day at a desk, I'd use my phone whilst walking, or lying back on couch/bed. If I needed to nip anywhere it'd be in my pocket and perform as a phone for phone stuff. Laptop was not an option for any of this, even if tiny. As mentioned I have an OQO, but this I'd use only in an emergency and ideally with vga to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. So... I think the Cosmo /may/ replace my work provided Chromebook as it'll squeeze into a pocket, and it's still a phone with Android ecosystem. So will have other apps beyond what a 7" laptop would bring. There was a slight chance it'd have become my phone had the Pro1 not existed. To my horror I'm actually typing this on a spare pixel2 in preference to the Cosmo as I'm lying flat and have become proficient at Swype. My keyboarded phone died a couple of months ago and the Pro1 didn't ship in time 😞
  14. Forget compensation or even the Pro1, if you know of an interest savings account paying 7% we're all going to be rich! Please tell us where we can get this? 🦄
  15. I own an OQO but didn't want to carry that plus a phone. Being able to be a meh phone, and /just/ about being able to squash into a pocket* is quite valuable compared to a laptop that would require a bag or for me to have to carry around. *I said before it doesn't fit in my pocket, but technically it fits in by roughly 95%. I wear blokes jeans, I need to make sure my belt is tight because the phone is so heavy! I wouldn't trust its safety whilst cycling.
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