For information, I tried the “multi-user set up” in the past with an old version of Android, but it was not really doing what I wanted (basically, the second user could do everything they wanted with the phone, apart from modifying the content of the first user)
I am trying to see if I can gather some further feedback (apart that from @Canard and and @rtfm98, that I thank again) to see if iodé could be suitable for me. Unfortunately, I do not see much activity, both in this thread (which is a minor issue, in the end it is only my problem) and in the forum (which is a pity, for iodé and its community). When I posted, I was focusing in my needs, but I also thought about questions that could be interesting to other potential users …
For instance, I believe there are little alternative in the market today to the tablets with the 2 major OSes, and I guess many would have been pleased to have had such a gift for Christmas ( 2022 ) … in other words, since that could be a source of revenues for iodé, in my view it would be important to communicate when they may be available, to make the potential customers patiently wait … just my 2 cents
VoWifi / VoLTE : from my experience (but feel free to correct me if I am wrong), it is linked to hardware + software + carrier … and this is the reason why I am asking, I do hot know if the devices in the shop are capable of that, provided that there are no other roadblocks. From your answer, I understand that software is not an issue, if the carrier allows that. Then the open question is about the hardware
Multiple users: I was dissadisfied by what I tested previously in Android, and wondering if iodé was developing something in this field. I understand from your answer that iodé is not.
Interface: OK, then to be customize as much as android allows, or choose another launcher. I hope that choosing a large display would help; if I am not wrong the largest one available from the store is the Samsumg Note 10+
Tablet: I was hoping for an estimated date, linked to the previous item (8" or 10" is better than 6") and the usage I wished to
microG: it is not yet clear to me how to recognize which apps use them. For instance, if it is a basic phone use (calls / SMS / calendar / contacts / messaging apps), would it be necessary? And if we add web browsing / video and music streaming / navigation?
I think you are right that I should try and see if iodé suit my needs. The only concern I have is that I have been waiting for a long time for a ready-to-use privacy-friendly tablet that I do not know if I should still wait some more time (given the constraints highlighted above), or go for a phone (which I do not know need at the moment. Buying a non-essential device bothers me a little bit, from an environmental and economical standpoint). Thank you for your understanding
WiFi Call is not possible without a SIM and a contract.
And it is only a quickhack for the moment you have no reception and you are in a WiFi network.
But, that is my experience, WiFi Calling does not work as good as normal calling
All that works without microG
some apps and some use cases needs microG but not in general
If you do not need the phone function and you need a big screen, then yes, you have to wait. Or you have to think about a GSI on a 10" tablet, as alternative.