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People should remember that F(x)tec is a really small company that has brought something unique to the market. They have tried their best and I have to give credit to them. Sure, F(x)tec could do things better. Pro1 is not a perfect device and it has its issues. But in the end of the day what other options do you have if you want smartphone with keyboard? There are some alternatives but no other company has a QWERTY slider available. (Astro Slide 5G is coming of course).

If you can live without keyboard then you have plenty of choices and you can skip Pro1-X. If keyboard is s must then you can consider Pro1-X. It is not a killer device but a reasonable for the price. It still has similar performance with SD765 devices from 300$ to 600$

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7 hours ago, uazz said:

How releasing new device where fxtec screams "get lineage or ubuntu!!" can fix current Android? You can't be that naive! It looks more like they are abandoning current Android 9 so users

Just pointing out that introducing these new OS alternatives does not directly affect work on Android as these are all done by three different teams (and none of them the small group of folks at F(x) Tec). IdeaLTE, a contractor, still does Android for the Pro1.  They have apparently just received the official base for Android 10 and would assume work is now being focused on getting that ready. Android will probably always be a bit slow because they depend on Google including for patches and certification and they are pretty low on the priority list.  Which is why Lineage can be improved more quickly and will likely have Android 10 (Lineage 17) much faster.

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7 hours ago, uazz said:

How releasing new device where fxtec screams "get lineage or ubuntu!!" can fix current Android?

Because it is the same hardware and the more phones they sell the more reason to invest further also in software development.

Moreover, not necessarily stock Android is the best choice (also for existing users) but Lineage OS itself which can be installed both on "old" Pro1 and Pro1-X.
I don't know how can they solve NFC-based payments using Lineage OS (if it can be solved at all), but if that is possible in a correct way, the best option would be Lineage OS...

7 hours ago, uazz said:

Covid did not break anything, you can fix software working from HOME.

It depends (on how the company - I mean IdeaLTE - was prepared for working at home).

7 hours ago, uazz said:

And about microSD cards, Pro1 can't read any of the 3 cards I have in home and I won't buy another just to check if it may work.

I find it strange.

I am currently using a 512 GB Samsung card in my Pro1 and it works.

So if you have three cards which are working in other machines and don't work in your Pro1, then your Pro1 may have a faulty socket (hardware issue) or a software issue which is practically an Android problem.

However, Android should at least show you a question to reformat the SD card, then it should work.

So, what phenomenon you exactly had?
Did Android even detect the card inserted?
Could you elaborate it a bit?

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On 10/27/2020 at 11:14 PM, FlyingAntero said:

I ordered 8/256Gt variant with Scandinavian layout.

I did the same. But fool me twice, shame on me. I still haven't even got the first phone after 350 days of waiting.

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20 hours ago, lameboyadvance said:

...Just a reminder to @BufferBear and others, there is a secret XDA IndieGoGo link that lets you choose a normally hidden pledge of a 8/256 model for only US$639/-28% off. Currently only 39 out of the 100 on offer have been claimed, and it seems to be the best deal still currently available.

If you click on this link (originally provided by eldarion a couple of pages back) it shows the normally hidden XDA exclusive pledge: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pro1-x-smartphone-functionality-choice-control?secret_perk_token=2c0a82a4#/

@lameboyadvanceDamn!  Could have saved £30!  Nevermind and thanks for sharing. 🙂

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17 hours ago, PanicBrothers said:

🤣🤣🤣

We are sorry for all the time you are waiting for your Pro1 but we had a lot of issues with covid here and toiletpaper there and ...bla bla bla bla bla.

Meanwhile we take your money and let you wait for the Pro1 but please check your mails for a Status change. We do our best to get all ordered devices asap out of our hard working factory and it is so tricky with covid to get any "bitches" sorry "batches" out.

Wohooooooooooo the wait is over we are proud to present:

The new chance to get your money for PreOrder. Here it is the Pro1 X Future Titanium Diamond Gold again waiting for trackingnumber device.

Unbelivable that even one is spending any cent for this lyinf company.

 

 

Depends on one's motivation.  I have a trusty KeyOne which will not last forever and I'm prepared to take a risk on the FX 1 as it's exciting.  My second phone will be the new BlackBerry.   One can never have too many PKBs in my view and I've weighed up the risks.  Just as importantly, from time to time we should reward ourselves with our hard-earned pennies. 

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20 minutes ago, jlavi said:

I did the same. But fool me twice, shame on me. I still haven't even got the first phone after 350 days of waiting.

Long time to wait and is why I didn't order the first time around given the initial delays.  Would be very difficult for fX-Tec to not sort this out now which I suspect they've planned given this new launch. As for the length of time you've waited, I would expect a 256/8 as compensation.

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15 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

With the Pro1 you can flash either of the images, and I expect the same to be the case for the upped variant Pro1x. The difference will be the image that is pre-installed. And it seems the etching on the back.

Thanks for feeding back but unfortunately I do not understand.  I'm wondering whether to choose the Pro1x with Lineage or Android and I'm guessing the latter given I didn't comprehend your post.  I'm not techie but just liked the idea of using a different OS...probably out of my league.

 

Thank you, @EskeRahn

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1 hour ago, BufferBear said:

Thanks for feeding back but unfortunately I do not understand.  I'm wondering whether to choose the Pro1x with Lineage or Android and I'm guessing the latter given I didn't comprehend your post.  I'm not techie but just liked the idea of using a different OS...probably out of my league.

 

Thank you, @EskeRahn

Sorry for being unclear - not a native English speaker.

The only difference will be what is pre-installed when you get it. And possibly a logo print on the back.


So it does not really matter what OS you choose, you can swap later as you please.

There will be guides on how to do that. (I believe they are working on making it even easier than t is on the existing Pro1)
They are even talking about "dual boot" so we can install more than one system and select at boot time.  😁

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19 hours ago, VaZso said:

IdeaLTE

How do these android software customisation work? Is it not possible for Fxtec to change supplier for the android stock customization? Since IdeaLTE does not seem to deliver? Does google limit these options?

It seems that the situation is so difficult that fx tec has to launch a phone with another operating system? And we are not even sure whether banking apps will work?

I have another phone from another small company "Cyrus" (outdoor phones). It receives stock android software updates every month.

 

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19 hours ago, VaZso said:

I don't know how can they solve NFC-based payments using Lineage OS (if it can be solved at all), but if that is possible in a correct way, the best option would be Lineage OS...

works like a charm, just you need to turn off the root in dev settings.

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5 hours ago, OKSun said:

How do these android software customisation work? Is it not possible for Fxtec to change supplier for the android stock customization? Since IdeaLTE does not seem to deliver? Does google limit these options?

In my interpretation of the hard-to-read docs, it has to be done by a certified company with android certifications and such.

2 hours ago, 3zet said:

works like a charm, just you need to turn off the root in dev settings.

Does it require a reboot afterwards or is it just straightforward change the setting and maybe restart the app?

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17 minutes ago, brunoais said:

Does it require a reboot afterwards or is it just straightforward change the setting and maybe restart the app?

No restarts, just turn off the setting and reopen the app. 

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