That’s it for me, I’m leaving.
It’s been years I’ve been using /e/, here is why I leave:
- In years I’ve seen no new feature (yeah this top menu was a feature but it wasn’t a great one).
- Bugs are not rare.
- I disagree with the path taken by /e/ in many ways:
- Trying to get /e/ for every phone makes a poor OS for every phone. We can’t aim for greatness this way. We need something great to make people quitting iOS or Android.
- The name /e/, I can’t even understand how some people may have believed it was a great name. Even for someone knowing the brand and with an account on the forum, it’s usually a trouble to find the website or some parts of it (.foundation? wut?).
- The communication is really poor (low quality gifs on Twitter, I once exchanged in english with a person important in /e/ and suddenly got an answer in german: I don’t speak german, nothing in my profile was in german, wut?).
- There is a huge performance impact by using /e/ on my FairPhone 3 (it was nice for my Xiaomi before I should say).
- The launcher is buggy since many years.
- A new brand was announced to be announced (?) in june and finally not (?).
It’s really unclear what /e/ aims to be.
For sure, today, it’s not a professionnal solution in any way.
I am not angry against /e/. I really had hope and I have waited.
I could have left in silence, but I care about the project.
I don’t see myself coming back instead of something really surprising, and I’m pretty sure this won’t happen.
I’m going back to Android, with a very few apps, I tend to use my smartphone as a phone and my computer as a computer.
I wish you the best /e/.