April Update: New Developments

Before we start, I’d like to acknowledge that this community update was written collaboratively, with contributions from 7 developers. I hope that moving forward we maintain this dynamic and more developers, as well as community members, partake in the write-up process. If you’d like to participate in the next update then please make sure to […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 15. 2021 25

Help us help others

During a community meetup in 2019, before the entire world got turned upside down by the COVID19 pandemic, we announced our commitment to financially support Linux and open source development as well as to promote open source software whilst contributing to closing the digital gap. I believe we’ve done good on the first portion of […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 3. 2021 35

Beta Edition Pre-Orders

I am pleased to announce that pre-orders for the PinePhone BETA Edition will open on March 24. The PinePhone BETA Edition is powered by KDE Plasma Mobile and Manjaro Linux. To learn more about the BETA Edition please read the March Community Update.  PinePhone BETA Edition will be made available in two hardware configurations: $149 […]

Lukasz Erecinski Mar 19. 2021 45

March Update: Status Report

Welcome to this month’s community update. We’re now facing one of the most challenging electronics manufacturing circumstances in years, and possibly even in all of electronics history. Despite this, I’ve got some good news to relay this month, including a Quartz64 pilot production-run, SOEdge being available next month and plenty of community news. Last minute […]

Lukasz Erecinski Mar 15. 2021 30

RISC-V SBC Riddle

The riddle has been solved by DALTON. I’ll be contacting the winner in the coming days. Thank you to everyone who played along! The correct answer is: PINEONE In the event you’re interested, you can learn more about this and previous riddles here. It is time for a bit of community fun. Below you’ll find […]

Lukasz Erecinski Mar 9. 2021 179

February Update: Show and Tell

Welcome to this month’s community update. As many of you know, we have now entered the Chinese New Year (CNY) period, which means that all manufacturing and related business activities have ground to a halt. It is always a mad rush to complete ongoing work prior to CNY, but now that the festive period is […]

Lukasz Erecinski Feb 15. 2021 86

The end of Community Editions

Today marks the end of the PinePhone Community Edition scheme. On behalf of myself, the Pine Store crew and the entire PINE64 community I’d like to thank the UBports Foundation, the postmarketOS project, Manjaro Linux, KDE e.V as well as the Mobian project for participating in bringing the PinePhone to tens of thousands of FOSS […]

Lukasz Erecinski Feb 2. 2021 62

Mobian Community Edition

Mobian Community Edition (CE) PinePhones are now available for pre-order in the Pine Store. This edition of the PinePhone ships with Mobian, a Debian-based Linux distribution tailored to run on smartphones. The project came to life on our platform and has now grown to become one of the community favorites.   To learn more about the […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jan 17. 2021 42

January Update: Happy New Gear!

Happy New Year everyone! Let us all hope that the difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 virus are now waning and that more aspects of our lives will return to normal soon.  We start this year with announcing the last community edition of the PinePhone, an update on the Quartz64 single board computers, and with […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jan 15. 2021 87

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