• Marxism-Fennekinism
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    1 year ago

    Nokia G22 has removable back and standard screws allowing battery swap in less than five minutes at home

    Is the bar this low now? That’s not a “DIY repairable phone”, that’s a “phone that meets the bare minimum for non user-hostile hardware”.

  • @triplenadir@lemmygrad.ml
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    51 year ago

    “It runs Android 12 and will be supported for three years of monthly security updates”

    so it’ll be e-waste before 2027, roger that

  • Jakwithoutac
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    311 months ago

    Between stuff like this and the fairphone I’m really struggling not to pick one up to play around with

  • @Archaeoptryx@lemmy.one
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    211 months ago

    This seems pretty cool to me, hopefully this is a trend that catches on. The phone itself looks decent too but it sounds like the screen might be lower resolution? This is coming from a pixel 2 XL so I’m not sure how it compares.

  • @theshatterstone54@feddit.uk
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    Rant: Big battery? Wow! Why is it that no tech article outside of specialised articles from tech blogs ever mention actual specs? For anyone needing actual specs before even considering a purchase, here’s gsm arena: https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_g22-12137.php

    Rant over.

    Annoyances aside, this is incredible! Well done to Nokia for going back to their roots. Phones are no longer as durable, but at least they can be repairable. But remember this: For true reparability and modularity, there are only Fairphone for smartphones, and Framework for Laptops. Let’s hope Nokia also provides the kernel sources quickly and we can hopefully get some custom roms, and maybe even Mobile Linux on this thing!

  • krolden
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    I know Nokia isn’t the same company it was when it made good phones but if they’re going to try to start making them again they should really bring back physical keyboards and maybe even something like the communicator device line. Theres a growing demand for physical keyboards on their devices, especially since all the ones with modern specs are basically all the same, just a wafer of glass that is essentially disposable to a lot of people, especially since they can’t even do as much as change the battery without voiding the warranty or paying a shop to do it.

    Also they could really bring back a large userbase if they ressurected maemo/meego. Would be interesting to see a partnership with sailfish or maemo-leste, or at least support for mainline Linux.

    I typed this on a touchscreen and I loathe every second of it.

    • @morrowind@lemmy.ml
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      Theres a growing demand for physical keyboards on their devices

      Where is this growing demand? I also see one or two people in the comments like this, and I get that you may want it, but I’ve seen no reports indicating it’s anything but extremely niche.

      On a side note, which keyboard software do you use on your phone? Maybe that’s the problem.

      • krolden
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        11 year ago

        Most of the people I know and chat with would choose a device with a physical keyboard if they had the option. Theres plenty of ‘niche’ groups that agree, which probably outnumber the actual Nokia userbase by a lot. When was the last time you have actually seen a Nokia device yourself? Also, have you ever actually used a phone with a physical keyboard?

        A variety of third party applications to input text is definitely not an additional attack vector to worry about.

        Ive used many in my time Swiftkey was they only one I really ever likedbutMicrosoft’boughtthenm so that’s the end of that. I stick with the stock graphene os keyboard.

        • @morrowind@lemmy.ml
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          I stick with the stock graphene os keyboard.

          That seems like a likely issue. A bad software keyboard can absolutely ruin your experience. I use swiftkey (used to be fleksy, but that’s been effectively abandoned) but just prevent it from connecting to the internet.

          • @TheAnonymouseJoker@lemmy.mlM
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            11 year ago

            I like the featureset of AnySoftKeyboard way too much. It even managed to replace swipe typing for me. Stock GrapheneOS keyboard is just rebranded stock AOSP keyboard, pretty basic and lacking.

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      This made me think! I still have a smart ish phone with a qwerty keyboard! And I type a lot on phones! Gonna see if I can load PostMarket OS on it and see what it’s like writing long rants and roleplay responses on it compared to touchscreen!

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          Some carrier locked non iPhone non Android “proto smartphone” piece of shit with an even more proprietary app store than those two (the servers are definitely long dead). Still have to find it.

          Might have been one of Blackberry’s hail Mary attempts to make their own smartphone OS, I forget.

  • loathesome dongeater
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    21 year ago

    The last Nokia phone I had did not even support unlocking the bootloader so I’m skeptical about this

    • Felix
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      211 months ago

      The article says:

      The Nokia G22 will cost from £149.99 shipping on 8 March with replacement parts costing £18.99 for a charging port, £22.99 for a battery and £44.99 for a screen.