over the past months i saw a few interesting suggestions and plans for device types come by, ie device types on which /e/ could be installed and could be useful. I thought it would be nice to collate these in a post, for the future roadmap:
- phones: clearly…
- tablets: /e/ will also be available on tablets! /e/ builds on tablets anyone ?!
- laptops: an /e/ version for arm-based laptops is being developed as well /e/OS on laptops, PinePhone
- desktops: i guess if it’s possible for laptops, it should be possible for desktops as well!
- single board computers (eg Raspberry Pi) have been proposed as an option Raspberry Pi single-board computer
- smart TVs, the option for which is also eluded to here Raspberry Pi single-board computer
- smart watches: possibilities for /e/ being used on these are discussed here /e/ on smartwatches?
- e-readers: what actually made me think of posting this post, is that i discovered Android is the base OS for several e-readers. My e-reader offers the ability to login to Pocket for reading articles that i’ve saved, but not other software options for that (like the open source Wallabag https://wallabag.org/en). This /e/ os for e-readers could make this platform more open (and privacy-safe) as well, by eg offering linking to Wallabag.
My real reason for posting this post: can you think of any other applications / device types for /e/…? Please reply here!! Clearly /e/ will have to prioritize in the short term, but it will be nice to have these things on the roadmap:).
perhaps interesting to note, as @gael noted here: /e/OS on laptops, PinePhone , there are 2 reasons for cross-device-type /e/ availability: 1) support for Android apps, 2) cross-platform /e/ experience