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

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 69

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

October Update: PineTime, Delays and Shipping News

This month’s update will be slightly shorter than usual – I have been dealing with some health issues recently, which significantly reduced my time to actively engage with the community. Hopefully I’ll make it up to you in November.  September has been a bitter-sweet month for us. On the one hand, we’ve seen a lot […]

Lukasz Erecinski Oct 5. 2019 75

September Update: The PinePhone is real & shipping soon

Picture of a PinePhone prototype running Plasma Mobile  Let’s start with a quick recap of last month’s events: the Pinebook Pro went into production, software development on the PineTab started, we announced the SOEdge AI module and introduced our initiative for giving back to PinePhone Linux developers during the community meetup in London. This, however, […]

Lukasz Erecinski Sep 5. 2019 91

July Update: All about the Pinebook Pro

As I’ve mentioned in last month’s update post, the PinePhone prototypes are currently being manufactured (due in August) and the PineTab dev kits are rolling off the factory line to be shipped out to developers. With both the PinePhone and PineTab currently in-transition to their respective next development stages, I’ll devote this month’s update solely […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jul 5. 2019 132

June 2019 News: PinePhone, Pinebook Pro and PineTab

Bullet Points: Forum is done, next up: chats and Wiki PinePhone prototype in August ; software coming along ANSI keyboard for Pinebook Pro ; new features / upgrades ; pre-orders this summer PineTab M.2 optional adapter ; 64GB eMMC ; pre-orders this summer New boards in the pipeline ; AI SBC/SOM of interest to us […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jun 6. 2019 45

May 2019 News

The new website is finally online and it is now easier to deliver news to people within and outside the community. Unlike the forum, information in this blog won’t easily get lost among the countless other day-to-day threads concerning troubleshooting, new builds and similar topics. In the long run, I trust this will make it […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 6. 2019 49

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