Which chat service/protocol do you prefer? #matrix or #xmpp
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@n0btc XMPP by far, the client situation on mobile is just heaps better (on desktop they're about as shitty as each other in different ways)

@allison @n0btc Nope, it actually is an XMPP problem. It’s because of its connection oriented nature. Matrix works perfectly on iOS.

@js @n0btc If an operating system gates what kinds of protocols I can use on it, that's a bug, not a feature.

@allison @n0btc It does not gate which protocols you can use. It gates battery usage and does not allow keeping TCP connections open while the app is not running.

@js @n0btc >does not allow keeping TCP connections open
i.e. it gates protocol usage and user freedom full stop
I don't care what the rationalizations are, but a phone which doesn't even let me put MP3s on it properly without a sync application is of little more use to me than a paperweight.

@allison @n0btc Install an MP3 player and just upload via WiFi? Or, of course, you can also make your life harder for absolutely no reason ;).

@js @n0btc "life harder" my experience has been just the opposite. I use Linux and Android because they work and they're the easiest solutions for me, full stop.

@allison @n0btc I can’t stand Android. I tried for 9 months and could not get rid of it fast enough.

@allison @n0btc How the entire UI is inconsistent, how random crap can decide to drain my battery within 2h (hello, Google Maps that was running in the background albeit not being used), the lag in the UI, the inconsistent frame pacing in the UI, the way too broad permissions for apps (so many that cannot be disabled at all, others that are only a binary on or off), the fragmentation of the entire ecosystem, the lack of updates for more than 2 or 3 years even on Google phones, etc. I could go on

@js @allison @n0btc I think there's an app overkill on android, there's also a slightly higher potential for viral infection, but this can be offset by running a security focused rom. clearly iPhone is more usable as of a long time ago, but basic things are confusing and convoluted in their recent UX decisions, and android has caught up since 6/7 and now we're at version 10. The security benefits of running a custom rom heavily outweigh the benefits of a "seamless experience" for me and prove more secure than iOS. May I ask, was your phone Samsung or some other big producer? Those phones tend to have very broken experiences.. Was it as much as your iphone? I had the nexus 6p and it was the best phone I've ever touched, that was half the iphone at the time and had a much better camera than iphone does (the colors were much more realistic than on the iphone, much more true to life, and it had a slightly higher sharpness to fully-focused images plus the AI whatever they used to keep the camera in focus worked while I used it)

@js @coyote @allison i loved my Nexus 6P, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 3a XL. I did hear that the Nexus 5X wasnt great though

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