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

@8MinuteEssay@lemmy.ml
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can’t wait for open software support from various operating system providers

poVoq
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Apparently locked bootloader and a SoC that has very bad main-line Linux kernel support, so no that is not going to happen most likely.

@8MinuteEssay@lemmy.ml
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wow

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

Marxism-Fennekinism
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Are they still owned by Microsoft? If so, zero chance in hell they’re letting you sideload a ROM.

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I believe that Microsoft bought their phone division from Nokia but not the whole company.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324432404579051931273019224

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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”.

☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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just some good old capitalist innovation in action

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Sell the problem and the solution! Genius!

@Flavourful@lemmy.ml
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Neat! There’s also Fairphone if you want a phone with changeable parts.

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super expensive, pinephone has very beta software support but it’s affordable

@Flavourful@lemmy.ml
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Isn’t it fairly cheap for the specs it have?

“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

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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.

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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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Which phone?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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