December Update: Merry Christmas and Happy New PineTab

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a Happy New Year to you all. This month’s update has a different formula from the usual – aside from the announcement of the PineTab2, most of this month’s content is dedicated to looking back at this year and taking a sneak peak at what’s to come in 2023. I […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 15. 2022 29

November Update: Tune(d) in

We’ve got three key hardware availability announcements this month: for the PineBuds Pro, the Ox64 and Star64, all of which ought to be available in the coming weeks. However, reading this update I’d like you to keep in mind that Chinese factories and logistics are currently experiencing significant restrictions due to the zero-COVID policy. This […]

Lukasz Erecinski Nov 15. 2022 8

October update: An Ox, no bull

I hope that the good news and all the announcements of this month will make up for the much delayed publication date – which is something I sincerely apologize for. This month we’re announcing the Ox64 – a sub $10 Linux capable single board computer, we are bringing you news that both the Star64 and […]

Lukasz Erecinski Oct 15. 2022 22

August update: RISC and reward

This month we take a close look at the Star64, check out PineBuds (Pro) progress and discuss the Pinecil V2. I also come bearing good news concerning the PinePhone Pro, which has seen a small but significant hardware redesign and some important software updates.     Let’s get into it. You can watch the synopsis of this […]

Lukasz Erecinski Aug 28. 2022 33

A response to Martijn’s blog

We rarely, if ever, make responses to blog posts or articles. In fact, there is only one instance that I can think of when we did so. So then, somewhat uncharacteristically, this is a response post to Martijn Braam’s blog in which he explains why he left the PINE64 community. Let’s get one thing out […]

Marek Kraus Aug 18. 2022 30

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

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