April update: no more unicorns

This month’s update is packed to the brink with news: the product team is negotiating restarting Pinebook Pro production, QuartzPro64 will be heavily subsidized and developer sign-ups are now open, we’re introducing the PineSound project, and PinePower power supplies will be making a return to the Pine Store soon. I cannot recall the last time […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 15. 2022 27

Introducing the PineBuds and PinePod. Seriously.

People are frequently asking us to create more mainstream devices such as an inkjet printer or a microwave, and for a good reason. Complex open devices such as the PinePhone are both exciting and fun, but they also aren’t for everyone. Or putting it inversely, they are for a very particular group of people. In […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 1. 2022 37

March Update: Introducing the QuartzPro64

This month we’re announcing the QuartzPro64 – a new single-board computer based on Rockchip’s powerful RK3588 SoC. This is our first Pro-grade SBC since the introduction of the ROCKPRo64, and I believe it to be a worthy successor to the much revered Pro lineup. I am also happy to let you know that the Quartz64 […]

Lukasz Erecinski Mar 15. 2022 27

February update: chat with the machine

As the Chinese New Year comes to an end and people return to work, production and shipping return to normal. More units of the PinePhone Explorer Edition, the PinePhone (Pro) keyboard case, the PinePhone Beta Edition and all the other popular products will be dispatching in the coming days. In the meantime, we bring you […]

Lukasz Erecinski Feb 15. 2022 7

PinePhone community poll results

Throughout January we ran a poll asking people about how they use their PinePhones. Some poll results are quite predictable while others yielded unexpected results. Before we start, let me put on my academic hat for just one minute. This is a small, self-reported and not representative sample. A total of 3079 respondents took part […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jan 31. 2022 28

January Update: More News

Welcome to the first update of the year. The year just began but much has already happened. These past 2 weeks saw the release of the highly anticipated PinePhone keyboard case and the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition. And there is more good news: the PineNote’s e-paper display now works, and is now available for purchase […]

33YN2 Jan 15. 2022 30

December update: a year in review

Seasonal greetings from the PINE64 community team! In the last community update of 2021 we’ll take a look at progress made this year and discuss potential avenues to explore in 2022.  As far as news is concerned, we are happy to let you know that the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition and PinePhone Pro keyboard production […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 15. 2021 16

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

October Update Follow-up

Happy Halloween! As promised earlier this month, here is the follow-up to the October community update. Some of the topics I’ll touch upon will be covered in more detail in November. I’ll keep this one brief.  Housekeeping  PineTalk discussed the PinePhone Pro in last week’s episode. At the time of writing, it is the most […]

Lukasz Erecinski Oct 29. 2021 10

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