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

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

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

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

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

October Update: Introducing the PinePhone Pro

Welcome to what will likely be remembered as the most important community update of 2021. Today we’re introducing the PinePhone Pro and announcing that both PinePhone Pro and PineNote pre-orders are now open to developers. I am well aware that this announcement will overshadow everything else that I may wish to report on, so I […]

Lukasz Erecinski Oct 15. 2021 39

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

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