This is going to be my future phone. And if you like privacy and security you should definitely look into what the Librem 5 smartphone is offering. Apart from the fact that no spyware from Microsoft, Google and Huawei comes preinstalled with it, it also features 3 Hardware Kill Switches for camera, microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and baseband. You can see a quick demonstration of how that works in the above video.
The above photos are from the official Purism Mastodon account, where you’ll find lots more photos and info. By the way, Mastodon is a social media platform like Twitter but more decentralized.
I’ve been using Windows Phone for a few years now and was waiting for an update from Microsoft but they went in a completely different direction with their recently announced Surface Duo phone, which will be running Android instead of Windows Phone. I’m not sure how they intend to distribute Android on their Surface Phone, but I’m not looking forward to running Google’s spyware on my phone. So as far as I’m concerned, the Surface Phone is too little too late.
I’m also very disappointed in the way Microsoft just decided to abandon Windows Phone and dropping support for even their own apps on the platform, choosing instead to focus on Android and iOS. Meanwhile everyone who bought into the Windows Phone platform was essentially told that they’re now on their own. That did serious damage to users’ trust in the company. Now that they introduced the Surface Duo, who’s to say they don’t abandon that in a year or two when it doesn’t sell as well as they hope?