A simple question: What boots faster — a run-of-the-mill Android phone or a Librem 5 smartphone running PureOS?
We put the Librem 5 dev kit next to an HTC One, both powered completely off, then pushed the power buttons at the same time.
The result… it wasn’t even close. I almost feel bad for Android. Almost.
(You can also watch this over on YouTube.)
I mean, sure. “Boot speed” certainly isn’t the end-all, be-all of performance. In fact, it may not even be in a “Top 10 Important Performance Metrics.” But it gives a good indicator of what’s possible with the system — and what to expect. Add to it, the fact that this was done without any boot speed optimizations at all? Downright exciting.
The Librem 5 smartphone is schedule to begin shipping in Q3 of 2019. Stay tuned to this blog — or follow Purism on Librem One or Twitter — for updates and details.
Also worth noting: You can pre-order the Librem 5 now for $649. That price goes up at the end of July. So if you want the lower price, now’s the time.