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    The fact is, you can buy 2 excellent android phones - each with 2 or 3 years of support - for the price of one iPhone.

    Heck, you can buy a Pixel 3a, 4a, and 5a for the price of an iPhone - each with 3 years of support.

    You can stay more up-to-date that way too.
    If my goal was to minimize expenditures while keeping an updated mobile device then that would be a decent strategy. But, the way I look at it, buying and setting up a new phone is only slightly more pleasant than a colonoscopy, and is to be done as infrequently as possible. From an economic perspective, I could make enough money to buy two iPhones in the time it takes me to get everything dialed in the way I like it in a new device. BlackBerry has spoiled me into thinking that a phone should last five years or more.

    Unlike a lot of members here, I simply have zero romance with today's mobile phones. I like having mobile email always available and occasionally the Internet and apps, but I couldn't care less about the devices themselves.

    I'm almost certainly done with Android after my KEYone. Despite impressive improvements in permission management and standardization of notifications, I find Android just too fractured and messy for my taste. And, as much as I hate the iOS UX, I appreciate the consistency of having all devices on the same OS all the time.

    If the Librem phone turns out to work as advertised, I'll try that as my daily driver for mobile, and maybe keep a 3-4 year old iPhone handy for when I really need a mainstream app.

    I recently bought a 12.5 inch ultra portable laptop with Linux and cellular data, and I'm finding it superior to the KEYone for short work sessions. I can run all my data science and Python-based tools, manage my privacy, and take it everywhere. It boots up almost instantly and lasts a whole day without a charge. And the Internet experience is 1000% better than on mobile.

    I still use the Z10 for email, but without OneDrive integration, it's not as useful as it used to be. I find the Hub on the KEYone semi useful. I like having all my social notifications in the Hub, but I typically fire up the laptop rather than use mobile apps to respond, because I can manage my privacy so much better outside of Android.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
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