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PinePhone KDE Community Edition

KDE Plasma has already shipped on the Pinebook and Pinebook Pro. Today we’re happy to announce that KDE Plasma Mobile will be shipping on the PinePhone.

For every device sold, we donate to KDE e.V.

Pre-orders open December 2020.

  • render – final product may  differ in appearance

The project is driven by a vibrant community of community developers and enthusiasts from different partner-projects who contribute to a common repository.

The Allwinner A64 SoC, which is the brains of the PinePhone, runs mainline Linux, uses mainline ATF and u-boot and there are open source drivers for all main SoC components.

The PinePhone uses a global LTE modem, supporting a wide range of both GSM and CDMA bands. To learn more about the modem please visit our Wiki.

Key PinePhone specifications incllude: 2GB or 3GB of RAM, a quad-core SoC, 16GB or 32GB of eMMC, 1440x720 IPS LCD panel, USB-C with fast charging and alternate video out mode.

The PinePhone features hardware privacy switches for all sensitive components: the modem, WiFi and BT, the microphone and the cameras.

PineTab Early Adopter edition – it is actually happening this time!

Whether you want to use it as a couch tablet or a Point-Of-Sale device, there’s a Linux operating system for your use case.

The PineTab supports numerous mainline 64bit ARM Linux desktop distributions. A variety of add-on adapters make it the perfect solution for fun and work. 

Attach the optional backlit magnetc keyboard to the PineTab for ultra-portable productivity. Use it on the go with the LTE modem adapter for untethered work or entertainment.

* Images show a prototype device. Production devices may differ in appearance and/or function.

The project is driven by a vibrant community of community developers and enthusiasts from different partner-projects who contribute to a common repository.

The Allwinner A64 SoC, which is the brains of the PineTab, runs mainline Linux, uses mainline ATF and u-boot and there are open source drivers for all main SoC components.

The design of the PineTab is modular. You can select from a number of optional adapters to expand the tablet's functionality. This includes LTE+GPS, LoRa and storage expansion adapters.

Key specifications include: 2GB of RAM, a quad-core SoC, 64GB of eMMC, 720p IPS LCD panel, full-sized USB 2.0 and micro USB OTG capable of charging the tablet.

The PineTab can be used together with a magnetically attached backlit keyboard to convert it into a small and lightweight laptop. The keyboard doubles up as a protective carry case.

PINE64 single board computers and compute modules - what will you make?

Regardless of if you want to sequence DNA, build a robot or kill space invaders, we’ve got you covered. That said, some boards are better suited for some applications than others. The level and degree of support for your specific application may also differ depending on the hardware. It is therefore important that you make an educated decision prior to your purchase, so make sure to read about the board(s) you are thinking about and check out the respective WiKi page in detail.

If you’re uncertain about which board to choose, make sure to drop by the IRC or Discord channels – among the hundreds of people online surely one, at the very least, will be able to  answer your questions.

Pinebook Pro pre-orders are now open!

* ISO and ANSI keyboard layouts are available in this production run

The Pinebook Pro you know with the operating system you love

We’re excited and proud to announce that the next Pinebook Pro production run will ship with Manjaro KDE Edition. 

The Pinebook Pro is Powered by Rockchip's RK3399 64-bit Hexacore SOC with 2x A72 and 4x 53 cores, running at 2.0GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. The RK3399 features a Quadcore Mali T-860 GPU.

The Pinebook Pro features a USB-C port with digital video output, as well as a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. For wireless communication there is both 5GHz AC WiFi and BT 5.0.

The Pinebook Pro comes equipped with 64GB of eMMC, but storage can further be expanded using a NVMe M.2 adapter or a micro SD card. The Pinebook Pro has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The top and bottom chassis of the Pinebook Pro are made out of Magnesium Alloy. The featured keyboard is standard ISO, while the trackpad supports multi-touch gestures. 

The Pinebook Pro features a 1080p IPS LCD panel with great viewing angles. The LCD is framed in thin vertical and horizontal screen bezels giving it a sleek look.

PINE64 projects that blew us away

Martin A. Smith is the Head of Genomic Technologies at Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. For the purpose of sequencing genome sequence analysis he and his team built a pretty awesome 16-node ROCK64 cluster. Click here to check out the original tweet.

Roberto D’Amico has an entire YouTube series dedicated to his PINE A64 (+) robot running ROS – Robot Operating System. This series takes you though the basics of the software and showcases what such a robot can do.

This custom mini-Arcade cabinet built by Luke runs MAME on the PINE A64 (+) and uses the 7″ LCD panel.  Click here for the build thread. 

The PineTime smartwatch development kit

*screenshots of various firmware and applications

A smartwatch built by the community for the community

Built by a vibrant community of dedicated developers. It runs a wide range of embedded OSes, the PineTime will eventually become the ultimate open source companion for your Linux or Android smartphone.

Build your own OS from scratch or contribute to existing efforts.

The PineTime can be much more than just a smart timepiece. A wide range of IoT applications and fun can be had with it, including playing space invaders in RUST. Why not?

Learn more here

A firmware designed around FreeRTOS and written in C. Apart from timekeeping and synchronizing with a smartphone via BT, the firmware is now also capable of running demonstration applications.

Contribute here

A firmware based on RIOT embedded OS and LittleVGL for GUI. Capable of  synchronizing time and date with a smartphone – in the future, it will also run custom applications.

Contribute here

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