May Update: PineTab pre-orders, PinePhone Qi charging & more!

With the PinePhone and Pinebook Pro production well under way and shipping in just a few days time, we’ll now be turning our attention to the other projects we have in the pipeline. There is a fair bit of material to cover this month – the main piece of news, however, is that we’ll be […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 15. 2020 126

April Update: CE & FCC, Software Update and DIY Router?

I hope and trust this update finds everyone well. Production in China is picking up pace and we expect to start shipping the Pinebook Pro with Manjaro and PinePhone UBports Community edition next month. I am happy to report that, for the time being, everything is proceeding  smoothly and we’re on track to ship devices […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 15. 2020 135

PinePhone UBports Community Edition Pre-Orders Now Open

PinePhone UBports Community Edition mock-up; final product may differ in appearance. I am proud to announce that the PinePhone UBports Community Edition is now available for pre-order with an estimated shipping date of late-May, 2020. Community editions are meant to bring exposure to partner-projects operating systems and communities, as well as help finance ongoing development.  […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 2. 2020 42

March Update: Manjaro on Pinebook Pro & PinePhone Software

COVID-19 recovery in China is underway and factory work is slowly returning back to normal. This is good news, and we hope to have a constant stream of updates for you in the coming weeks. That said, we’re taking it one step at a time, since factories are still at 20% of the normal manufacturing […]

Lukasz Erecinski Mar 15. 2020 70

February Update: Post CNY and FOSDEM Status Report

Nemo Mobile and Ubuntu Touch on the PinePhone at FOSDEM 2020 A lot has happened in the past month. PinePhones have finally begun arriving in the hands of their owners, we had a great showing at FOSDEM, and new hardware was announced. If you haven’t yet read my post about our trip to FOSDEM and […]

Lukasz Erecinski Feb 15. 2020 54

Setting the Record Straight: PinePhone Misconceptions

I take no pleasure in writing this blog post. In fact, even as I am writing these words I am internally torn on whether this is the right approach to addressing the problem on hand. Whether I’ve chosen the right approach remains to be seen, but regardless, I now feel it’s time to confront misconceptions […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jan 24. 2020 45

PinePhones Start Shipping – All You Need To Know

Welcome to 2020. I expect this will be a productive year and one of exponential growth for our community. It was a busy beginning to the year and I expect that the pace will remain high with shipments of the Pinebook Pro and PinePhone Braveheart edition as well as FOSDEM announcements. Following this period there […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jan 15. 2020 74

December Update: Thank You For 2019!

Welcome to the last community update of the year. I think that 2019 will be remembered as the year PINE64 transitioned from being a relatively niche FOSS hardware project to a mainstream one. This transition is an exciting prospect for all of us involved with PINE64, and we cannot wait to see how the project […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 5. 2019 86

November Update: Brave Heart, Pinebook Pro reception and more

Our core focus for the past month was on getting the manufacturing process and shipping of the Pinebook Pro, PinePhone and PineTime development kits back on track. I will not reiterate the events that led to the delays of those devices in this post, but if you’re interested then read the detailed account of what […]

Lukasz Erecinski Nov 5. 2019 148

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