[off-topic] smartphone alternatives?

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli gnutoo at no-log.org
Mon Dec 17 19:03:56 CET 2012

On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:59:46 +0100
francesco.devita at mailoo.org wrote:

> Hi list
> Sadly to say, my GTA02 is going to retire. It is having too much 
> troubles to be used as a daily phone and I'm thinking to replace it.
> The perfect candidate is the GTA04 but I can't afford its cost right
> now. I didn't follow with attention the evolution of the smartphones
> market, so I'm asking you: what alternatives do I have? Is there
> something with a recent hardware but somehow "open" and that costs no
> more than 200€? I have to say that I'm not a big fan of android and
> for now I would prefer to go with a 30€ nokia in the pocket and a
> gnu/linux friendly tablet/netbook on the shoulders waiting for better
> times...
what about a galaxy S(should be cheap enough) with Replicant (Android)?
Else porting GNU/Linux on it shouldn't be too hard if you're skilled
enough with theses kind of things(it's already ported to the Nexus S,
and only lack very little to be usable).


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