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 28

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

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

PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition pre-orders open January 11

We initially hoped to open PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition pre-orders earlier this month, but the factory encountered minor problems which had to be resolved prior to production starting. Such hiccups are common and expected, and normally a ten-day delay isn’t a major problem. However, with the Chinese New Year starting on February 1st the January […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jan 11. 2022 8

Happy New Year, the keyboard and cases are here!

The PinePhone & PinePhone Pro keyboard case and add-on cases are now available in the Pine Store! Go to store About the keyboard case The keyboard case works with both the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro and features a clam-shell design. It uses pogo pins located on the phone’s midsection and attaches by replacing the default […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 31. 2021 29

PinePhone community poll

People pick up a PinePhone for the freedom to choose an operating system, to enjoy privacy by default, and to truly own the device they purchase. From the moment a PinePhone departs from our warehouse we no longer have any insight into what happens to it. I frequently get asked questions about PinePhone’s user base, […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 29. 2021 231

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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