Phone distro hopping

I decided to go experimental the next weeks and do some distro hopping on my phone. But not one android for another. Thats boring. I will be playing around with #UBPorts and #sailfishos

Not sure what goes first, but generally the idea is to use them as a daily driver for a while and note what are the advantages/disadvantages of both, and see whether they are good enough for daily use. I'm selfhost (floss) extremist with no google, facebook, whatsapp accounts so won't be missing those.

My approach is to check whether sailfish or ubuntu-touch could be used as "disroot" phone.
Lets find out.

(Ps for all activitypub folks seeing this)
Please boost it so I get more coverage on mastodon.
I was running Sailfish on my Oneplus X for awhile. I really like how fast it was, and could boot in half the time it took Android.
Big downside was the native app selection. Many abandoned, or half functional applications between the official store and Openrepos. Unless you are running an official SFOS port, you don't get the android VM to fill the gaps.
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My father had (probably still has) a speech problem with aspirating voiceless plosives, for example at a cub scout meeting he said puffets instead of puppets and all us kids were like what the hell is a puffet. He avoided words with such plosives. It was the first time I recall recognizing that my father had an imperfection.

So, @muppeth would be like a double whammy tongue twister.
I got a really cheap second hand Nexus5 the other day. If I find the time I'll try

I tried Ubuntu Touch back when it was still official on my now broken Nexus4, funny how the one great feature (easy webapps integrated into the UI), was never taken up by other OS, otherwise it was just too sluggish and locked down for my taste.