I have been watching this OS for almost 2 years now waiting for a phone to become available in America. Although I am quite certain there has been progress with the eOS, I sure haven’t seen any on the website. Still no way to buy a phone in America, still no way to send a phone in to have eOS put on it, still no easy way for a user who isn’t a geek to install it themselves. To be honest, I have seen zero progress in any of these areas.
This is baffling to me as I know there are so many people here who are about ready to simply discard their phone to avoid tracking, E could not build enough phones to handle the demand with nothing for advertising but word of mouth and a youtube video.
I have gotten to the point where I am ready to start leaving my phone at home and do without it because a burner phone that still tracks you is not really a valid option.
So… what I did is go out and find a geek I could pay to install this on a phone for me. Not crazy about letting a stranger work on my phone but if that’s what it takes to get a secure phone, fine. All set, right? Wrong!
I wanted to put this on a Samsung S7 since I can get a new one reasonably cheap and guess what, none of the model nuber of the Samsung S7 that are sold in America are supported by E. Look at an S7 edge and S9… same thing.
Had I known there was zero effort to make this OS available in the largest market in the world, I would not have wasted almost two years of my time waiting for it.
Are there ANY phone models sold in the US that this OS can be installed on? I really don’t want a sub-standard piece of hardware and imho, anything not made by samsung is sub-standard. However, if there is another makers phone that can be obtained over here that will run eOS, I would consider it.
I don’t know how many people are working on this project but it seems to me that not having a sellable product in the largest market in the world in almost two years time is seriously disregarding a significant profit to be made hand over fist. There are millions of people starving for a nongoogle/nonapple phone over here. Do these people really want to make money at this or is it a hobby for them?