July update: community developers portal

This month’s big news isn’t a piece of hardware or software but rather an upcoming platform aimed at community developers called the PINE64 DevZone. But fret not, I also have a number of hardware news to report – including a new LoRa device called PineDio Stack – as well as an overview of the software […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jul 15. 2021 19

June update: new hardware and more on the way

I’d like to start by giving you all a quick heads-up: next month I am away on vacation (first one since early 2020), which means that next month’s update will either be very short or split into multiple posts. If I write up a longer post then I may not publish it on the 15th […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jun 15. 2021 54

We are KDE patrons

KDE is a project near and dear to our hearts. The original Pinebook, which forged the path for our current hardware lineup, was the first PINE64 device to ship with KDE Plasma Desktop. This was in early 2017. Fast forward to today, both the PinePhone and Pinebook Pro – our current flagship devices – ship […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jun 2. 2021 5

FemtoStar: taking aim for the stars

Networking and communication is something that has been on our minds as of late. As many of you are surely aware, we have started developing our own solution to private and secure peer-to-peer and group text messaging based on the PineDio gateway system, available next month. While we have high hopes for this system, we […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 19. 2021 22

May Update: Connection Established

Let me start by welcoming the newcomers! If you are a new Pinebook Pro or PinePhone BE owner, make sure to pop by the chat or the forum and say hello to the community.    A quick note before we get into it: we have narrowed the width of the blogpost pages, thereby hopefully making […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 15. 2021 50

Let’s make MiRAKles happen

Many of you are already aware that we are very interested in LoRa®. We hope to use the technology for both traditional IoT applications as well as in less orthodox ways, such as peer-to-peer text communication and even group text-messaging. This novel application potential is of particular interest to us, and in the coming months […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 6. 2021 6

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 40

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 40

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 48

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