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  1. Maybe. I never used Sailfish and I didn't check it out enough. I just want to be able to have access to some hardware controls (files in "/sys" and whatnot) and I also want to be able to use some apps in android confined environment (including google play) and others which I trust with root access but requiring reauth to run (phone unlocked not enough). Those are the reasons why I asked for such. Does Sailfish provide that?
  2. See if this helps you: https://android.onse.fi/finqwerty/ Otherwise, no ideas from me.
  3. Are we able to choose the root password for our phones, for the default installation you provide? In my case, I want to install something like sudo and then remove root password just like I do in my PC.
  4. Yes please. A hub thread with links to main stuff seems to be the best choice. You can use spoiler tags to make 2-level grouping Or make a wiki where people can suggest changes (not one where people can change directly; we already know how much work wikipedia requires)
  5. I'm still waiting for my responses to their response to 3368 and 3425 (different subjects). I think they are just being unable to handle all the help we are needing from them... Given that, it takes patience and hope we're answered on time.
  6. It holds the phone firmly. To avoid sliding, it has rubber in 3 places. Both clamps and the back. Those stripes on the holders and stripes on the back are soft ("sticky") rubber.
  7. I don't have the phone yet but I intent to use the one I already own. It can rotate indefinitely and it can optionally grab just the main body while keeping the screen loose
  8. Hear Hear! Major reason why I didn't buy both BB KEY1 and BB KEY2! Idem. I think so too.... But it would require a complete redesign... I wonder if there would be enough audience for that... They are already lacking audience for the Pro¹ to actually make a significant profit.
  9. I wish they'd tell... I really would like a keyboard somewhat like above. I'm actually willing to have a ñ printed which I can have as "ç" changed in software... I think it will. That's also why I tried engineering a keyboard that fits many countries. If supposed to cram more countries in it, it is quite capable. I wonder how much it costs to print or grove a different character for a letter... It should be quite cheap (outside the price of just printing in series). My first suggestion should be considerably more expensive but just changing the text in the keys should actually be... Not sure... Maybe 5€ per key? The "native" French keyboard is still AZERTY, which is also not so well adapted to French (the irony), so... Very niche. As for a Spanish keyboard... I have the proposal above which I believe covers all those cultures enough and possibly even allowing to type in Eastern European languages... Maybe if I add some more letters such as Ð, ð, đ, Ø... It does appear to be too cramped, though. I have the design here, f(x)tec_pro1_lat-layout__logicalButCramped.json ( ) but it seems as it says... cramped... Too many things to see if looking for a character. That is a good point... From what I know, of the culture in South America, that applies there, same for Spain, for what I know... But how many want a keyboard in the phone... No idea. That's part of the problem...
  10. I'd really like to have such keyboard as I proposed. If they did an US/UK keyboard, then a German QWERTZ keyboard, with a Norwegian one in discussion, why not a latin-origins one that covers Italian (and variants), French (and variants), Spanish (and variants), Portuguese (and variants)? They would cover a larger potential population than the QWERTZ keyboard does. Does that mean such idea is denied? I was thinking this could become available at somewhere Q3/Q4 this year...
  11. Starting off, I know FR still uses mostly the AZERTY keyboard but who knows if they like this? I'm a Portuguese person who found out about this phone only yesterday. I'm very interested in it and, because of that, I want to propose a keyboard that should work well for latin-based languages. To make this economically viable, I believe many destinations require the same keyboard. Here are the keyboard layouts I believe should be able to fit in, in a single fxtec keyboard layout. (Images courtesy of wikipedia) pt-PT: pt-BR: es-ES: ES-[nearly all others] fr-CA (maybe similar to an fr-FR) With these in mind, I created a few layouts in http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com, which I share here as attachment for discussion. I made different layouts for what I believe to be acceptable compromises for all these languages. If the keys can change shape, I believe this to be the optimum: f(x)tec_pro1_lat-layout__balanced_compromise_plusOwnç.json I do understand if keys cannot change chape, so, for now, I have compromises below. Do note that PT-* does not make use of "ñ". So, if you can have 2 keyboard choices where the difference is just swapping "ñ" with "ç" in the dedicated "ñ" key, I believe that can work well for PT-* keyboards in contrast of ES keyboards. If PT people want to use ñ, we just use the composite of "~" and "n". All below seem to be a proper compromise where all keys stay in the same shape. f(x)tec_pro1_lat-layout__balanced_compromise.json f(x)tec_pro1_lat-layout__least_compromise.json Here are two keyboards that have success where I live. Do note, I only know mobile keyboards that ended up in Portugal. Nokia 5510 (90's) HTC [I forgot the model] TyTN II (No longer works but I keep it to show to people how a good keyboard was made in the past): Nokia Asha 210. In my opinion, all of those photos of keyboards show good keyboard layouts. The HTC one has not good to type in, even though it has a good layout. So I throw the discussion. What opinions are there about my keyboard layout proposals? I rather have "ç" in its own key and I believe Spanish people will agree. Portuguese doesn't use "ñ" key but I believe Spanish will want that one. The best option for me appears to be the first layout but it requires changing the shape of the keys, which can ruin the fine tuned feel. The alternative best option, for me, appears to be the 2nd layout where "ç" and "ñ" keys can be swapped depending on PT-* or ES-* destination. Do you you all have to say?
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