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

It’s Time: InfiniTime 1.0

When we announced the PineTime in late 2019 we couldn’t have imagined how popular of a project it would end up becoming. From the very start, it was evident that this will be a project like no other in our lineup. Following 18 months of intense development, the InfiniTime has now reached a release version, […]

JF Apr 22. 2021 10

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

The Dual-Screen Pinebook Pro

In this project, I’ll turn my Pinebook Pro into a portable multi-monitor Linux laptop and show you how to do the same. Introduction In this post, I’ll share how I turned my Pinebook Pro into a dual-screen Linux laptop. It’s a rather inexpensive upgrade, and what parts I didn’t personally have on hand I was able to […]

Robbie Ferguson Mar 19. 2021 7

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 31

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 180

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