November update: first impressions

Is it truly November already? Is it just me, or is this year flying by at warp speed? This month’s update focuses on initial impressions of the PinePhone Pro and production keyboard. We’re also going to take a look at the SOQuartz Blade hostboard and discuss InfiniTime 1.7 release.  But before we get into it; […]

Lukasz Erecinski Nov 15. 2021 11

How “Meet the PinePhone Pro” was made

As PINE64‘s flagship mainline GNU/Linux smartphone, the PinePhone Pro, was about to be announced, a trailer and some nice renderings showcasing the phone and its features had to be produced. The groundwork for the trailer was started in February 2021 and took all the way up to a few days before the trailer was released […]

Vincent the Cat Oct 27. 2021 8

September update: Hurdles and Successes

In this community update we’ll discuss PinePhone keyboard progress (and hurdles), add-on back cases awaiting developers approval, initial PineNote impressions and early development progress, as well as news of InfiniTime 1.4 release and a guest post about PineCubes as a part of a security system. We also have an announcement for our community developers: we […]

Lukasz Erecinski Sep 15. 2021 24

Cluster build log: Moving to temporary cluster

As promised in the last month’s community update Housekeeping section, this is the first part of the cluster’s build log! This mini-series in which I will cover everything about upcoming changes our hosting cluster, and it begins with building a temporary cluster. Why build a temporary cluster? Let’s start from beginning. When we built the […]

Marek Kraus Sep 1. 2021 15

Introducing the PineNote

This month brings news that many of you have been waiting years for – we’re introducing the PineNote, a high-end e-ink device based on the powerful Quartz64 single board computer. But the good news doesn’t end here, the PinePhone keyboard has entered production, developers have begun work on PinePhone’s back cases, PineDio development is moving […]

Lukasz Erecinski Aug 15. 2021 108

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 26

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

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