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 21

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

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

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 88

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

December Update: The Longest One Yet

Welcome to the last community update of the year. I want to start this month’s update by thanking everyone who helped us make this challenging year a fruitful and successful one. A special thanks goes to the core community team – our mods and admins – who keep the cogs spinning on a daily basis. […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 15. 2020 54

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