June 20, 2024

Chapter 8 – solution to get Garmin Smartphone app working on non-google android phones (see edits 1 and 2 (success!!) below)

So far so good BUT no amount of fiddling about or reinstalling, resetting or various other methods could persuade the Garmin Smartphone Link app to work without Google background services.

Chapter 8 – the Ubuntu Touch project is up and running (again)

I have been using the Volla phone 22 since it arrived in August… and, after a few initial hitches, reboots in the night and griping about the camera, I have got used to it and it’s a good daily companion.

Corona diaries – the ubports ubuntu touch experiment – part 4

Whilst doing this I realised just how slick and smooth the android ecosystem is, it all works and the more complicated stuff runs unseen in the background, it is, undoubtedly, a serious achievement and has ripened and grown over the years from beginnings that were, perhaps, not too unlike ubuntu touch at the moment. I began to realise just how dependent I have become on the android ecosystem and resolved to move my “cloudliness” into somewhere a little less transparent to big tech companies.