The new website is finally online and it is now easier to deliver news to people within and outside the community. Unlike the forum, information in this blog won’t easily get lost among the countless other day-to-day threads concerning troubleshooting, new builds and similar topics. In the long run, I trust this will make it easier to find, reference and share information.
And so, with no further ado …
News for May 2019 Run-Down:
- Forum updates incoming
- BTO is going away (for all devices)
- PinePhone Status Report
- Pinebook Pro Roadmap
Forum Updates Incoming
BTO is Going Away (for all devices)
PinePhone Status Report
Front of the PinePhone Mockup
Back of the PinePhone Mockup
Pinebook Pro Roadmap
The ISO keyboard layout that will be used on Pinebook Pro production models.
EDIT: Here is a video where I showcase the software functionality on the current prototype. In this video I also discuss some of the design choices made – such as the ISO keyboard.
[Edit 13/05/2019] Future ANSI Keyboard Option
Right, ok, we get it – many of you want an ANSI keyboard layout as an option. Understood. We will eventually offer a EU/US keyboard layout option at store check-out.
This may take some time as we need to find a suitable keyboard first, put it though its paces to make sure that its good quality, and also make sure that no extensive retooling needs to be done on the Pinebook Pro case. This means that you can expect the first end-user batch (or two) to ship with the pictured ISO keyboard only, as its unlikely we will find a candidate ANSI keyboard, test it and implement in into the production schedule on-the-fly. I trust everyone understands that these things need to be properly tested and evaluated before going into production.
More Pinebook Pro updates are coming soon – I’ll keep you posted.