If you have been thinking of buying the new Librem phone now may be the best time to do so! The price will be increasing $100 according to a recent posting on their blog. And what better way to celebrate independence day than a device independent of many of the major tech giants’ updates? You can even buy a Librem phone that is built in USA… at over double the cost, however.
In the Purism Blog they pointed out that recently a Coronavirus Exposure app was force installed (but not activated?) on Android devices by Google. They do not mention that iOS devices have a virus tracking exposure utility (and who would have thought those 4 words would go with any advertised Apple product? :/ ) Nor do they mention that if you want one, there isn’t a COVID tracking app on the Librem Phone, along with some other native apps that don’t seem to have a standard Desktop ARM Linux device installer. Native camera and GPS etc. should be coming up in their recently highlighted upcoming update!