How’s that Librem 5’s boot speed?

The Librem 5 is a Linux-based (Pure OS) smartphone that has been in development for a while. Well, it still is in development, but now we’ve got a video of the developer kit hardware actually booting up and running.

This video from Purism compares the boot speed to an old HTC One running Android. That phone is, what… 6 years old though? Still, about 13 seconds to get to the lock screen is not bad. My Huawei Mate 20 Pro from last November takes about 16 seconds and the Nokia 9 takes about 21 seconds. Personally, I wish we could get it down to below 6 seconds, but who even reboots smartphones anymore anyway?  On a side note, I’m also loving the bottom-weighted navigation area of the Librem 5 home screen.

That looks like it might actually be usable with one hand… unlike Android and iOS!

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!