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  1. Where I work they're quite strict with security and 9 is really on its last legs!
  2. It seems to have inexplicably started working. I'd already memorised passwords for Banking apps and disabled it, so won't trust it'll always work but weird, I hope it's not flakey hw caused by the weather or something. No software updates or different apps had been run so I'm struggling to see how this is a software/driver issue
  3. Why not skip it and go straight to 11 ?
  4. Today my phone's fingerprint sensor stopped working. After a reboot it works for a bit but then stops. Could this be related to what is described in this thread? I'd really like a solution other that rebooting. I use the stock os and for a number of reasons need to keep it that way. Could it be a h/w issue? I'm unsure what else could have changed otherwise.
  5. 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?
  6. 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!
  7. 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?
  8. 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 for
  9. 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
  10. So they've arrived in Europe but what about over in the UK? (Just kidding, election related humour)
  11. I don't wish to be too pedantic but that's an awful lot of places: https://www.google.com/search?q=Antarctica+snowfall
  12. Wow I'm really out of date, verizon used to need specific different h/ware as they didn't even use sims!
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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 🙂
  16. 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 aroun
  17. 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 stuf
  18. 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? 🦄
  19. 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.
  20. I use left thumb & three or so of my right hand fingers for almost all of the phones I've mentioned previously. The Cosmo has two type-c ports and when on a table can by typed on extremely quickly. With practice I'd not make 35% errors 😉 I'm not sure Pro1 has higher specs, they seem pretty similar. But for portability comfort, definitely. That looks awful IMO I hadn't heard of the Pro1 when I paid £450 as an early backer for the Cosmo. I decided the cost was acceptable to have two devices, so also signed up for the Pro1. I understand from the whining on the shi
  21. I joined the backing for the f(X)tec pro1 shortly after backing the "Cosmo communicator" https://store.planetcom.co.uk/products/cosmo-communicator This phone is available now for me and I received mine a day or so back! Here is a brief first impressions write up: The keyboard is really nice to type on on a desk, however as a result this device is cumbersome to use as a phone. (Pasted from a different thread - updates afterwards) It's weird how much it bothers me that there is no large front display, because I've previously owned loads of clamshells (pretty much a
  22. Yes it's cumbersome! Good choice of description. It's weird how much it bothers me that there is no large front display, because I've previously owned loads of clamshells (pretty much all the good Nokia clamshells 9000, 9110, 9210, 9500, 9300i, E90). Their front display was more functional, and most were smaller and lighter. I think as soon as I got the n97 onwards (n900, n950, galaxy s relay) I started to grow used to some non-keyboard use. Maps and camera, glancing at incoming messages, recently input without a keyboard using voice. The Cosmo is inconceivably heavy, it doesn't
  23. Well my cosmo communicator turned up and I opened today. I'm looking forward to the pro1...
  24. Ok I actually just received an email saying it's shipped :-} So I guess I'll be playing with that keyboard wielding phone before the pro1
  25. Your phone has to be decrypted to boot, so it would have to hold the key and essentially be useless if somebody can get to the bootloader. If the key is your pin, the firmware/os managing that input is vulnerable to evil maid via unlocked bootloader. These are extremely unlikely to affect many people who keep hold of the device most of the time. But some people do have things to hide, and should be relieved that they have the option of locking the bootloader. And that if anyone tries to unlock it it would wipe the phone. Some companies will not permit you to to sign in with your c
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