Using an iphone since iphone 4 and more and more privacy aware I have tried SailfishOS (Jolla) a year or two beside my Iphone (8). But Sailfish did not deliver. Sailfish X on Sony devices has a lot of missing features to replace my Iphone. Then I strumbled upon /e/. So I decided to order an Sony XA2 to install /e/ on it. I decided to go full monty and use it as my daily driver.
I had quite a list of things /e/ had to fullfill:
- Philips Hue
And quite a lot of account related stuff:
- NS (ducth railways)
- WhatsApp (hate it, but most people use it)
And a lot of MIcrosoft stuff to use at work
- exchange mail account
I decided tot install the latest build (20190314). Install was really smooth.
But a boot up things went wrong:
- Simcard not found
- bluetooth app keeps crashing
So i decided to install an early version: 20190312
This operated flawless simcard wise.
All the hardware related apps installed fine and all the stuff runs well
Battery seems to hold very long (two days at medium use).
For all datahungry apps I had the idea to install Shelter or Island. I preferred Shelter as it is foss.
Both apps didn’t run with Blizzlauncher.
So I decided to install this datahungry apps without any profiling app.
Second Bad thing is exchange support of the default email app. Didn’t work. So I installed MS Outlook, flawless. Yesterday I replaced it with another app. But no idea of the safety of it.
Some apps didn’t install from within Yalp. LinkedIn, Netflix so i installed them using aptoide (main android app store on Sailfish).
One banking related app didn’t install without a reason (I think it found out it’s a rooted device?)
Tried some more bluetooth things but except my pebble none can be connected.
Chromecast couldn’t get it working.
My assumption is there are some “radio” issues with this build?
Although not everything is working I am very, very impressed of /e/. This 0,5 version is good enough to be my daily driver. But I’m afraid to update, as I saw this morning there’s a new build.
I will use it one week and next weekend I’ll post some updates and maybe I am brave enough to update to a newer build.