@Catweazle Min sys specs? You mean the minimum amount of disk space, memory, etc. needed to run the Android version I want to install? I thought there was more to it than just specs. My understanding is: Tablet hardware doesn't have the standardization that laptop and desktop hardware have.
So, no matter the specs: You can't just take a stock Android, install it onto any tablet, and expect it to work. The Android must be modified to work on that particular model of tablet. That's why tablet-manufactures are so bad at applying security updates. That's why LineageOS has tablets they support, and tablets they don't.
Am I wrong, do I have an exaggerated impression of how poorly stock Android works on any old tablet?
@Vladiaz said in About extra iPhone security?:
[I]f your phone is jailbroken, you can also add extra layer of protections
Jailbreaking an iPhone is counterproductive, if you want your iPhone to be secure! At least, that's my understanding.
I use Vivaldi on my MacBook because Vivaldi is so much more efficient for productivity than any other browser. I would probably not use it on my iPad since it is more my relaxation, hobby platform. Also, the integration of Apple apps like Notes makes Safari more practical on iPad. Nevertheless, I never used any other browser, so I am poor judge in the matter.
However, with the upcoming iPadOS 16, it is clear that Apple is serious about positioning the iPad as a true laptop alternative. Hopefully Vivadi Team is considering this.
I have put the project on hold because of other, more important tasks. I plan to revisit the problem in a couple of months.
@ingolftopf said in Alternative Android app stores:
This is not correct.
The apps from the 'F-Droid' store are usually of very high quality.
I did not talk about the apps hosted on F-Droid, but the F-Droid store/catalog app itself.
"Although popular, WhatsApp is not a great choice when it comes to privacy because, although it uses E2EE, it allows Facebook to collect and abuse your metadata — who you are talking to, from where, at what time, how often, and from which device. ... Alternatively, you can signup for a free E2EE ProtonMail account, used by millions of people around the world to protect their private conversations."
@streptococcus , well. there are some privacy focused browsers which you can try until Vivaldi has a iOS version.
I have used iPhone for many years. Then I dropped it and it stopped working and I borrowed old Xiaomi R6 for several months. And I didn't notice really big difference. Of course iPhone was better and yes, IOS is more cheerful, but Xiaomi is a budget phone, you can’t compare it with iPhone. Now, on the advice of my friends, I bought Samsung Galaxy S20. And I'm completely satisfied! I like the camera much more (my friend has iPhone 12, so I can compare), the performance is no worse at all, and the price is much lower. And here's the question. Why on earth should I overpay if I can buy exactly the same device, with approximately the same characteristics, much cheaper? Plus, the Android interface is much friendlier than IOS.
@greybeard Heehee, nice one. Yes this site is a bit disappointing. I thought i had bookmarked a different/better site yonks ago [the one i posted here was only stumbled across serendipitously in my daily reading of HackerNews t'other day], but alas it seems i didn't. When time permits i might spend a few moments on the interwebz trying to find better sites, & also ofc for the essential slide-rule sites [oh joy, i just found this old bookmarked one; phwoah!!!].
Pls all, feel free to post other cool pertinent links here.
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