Beautiful, Secure, Privacy-Respecting Laptops, Tablets, PCs, and Phones

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.

Recent Posts

Related Content