Category: Smartphone

New postmarketOS installer - select the target of the installation
Smartphone

New postmarketOS installer – select the target of the installation

Martijn Braam, developer of postmarketOS, announced the release of a new installer version. Now, during installation, we can choose the installation destination (SD card or internal storage). Installing postmarketOS on pinephone has never been easier. To install postmarketOS on pinephone, you can simply download the new installer, put it on your SD card and select

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The second BETA version of Plasma-Mobile for PinePhone
Smartphone

The Manjaro ARM project announced the second BETA release of Plasma Mobile for the PinePhone

The Manjaro ARM project announced the second BETA release of Plasma-Mobile for the PinePhone. This image uses kernel 5.10.7 optimized for the Pinephone (megi 10). Since the first beta release in December, many important bugs have been fixed, namely connection and connectivity stability for all operators. Download Pinephone PlaMo Beta2 Known issues Wakeup from standby

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Pinephone with postmarketOS
Smartphone

postmarketOS released the first major stable channel update

postmarketOS released the first major stable channel update. This is the release of service pack version 20.05.1 which adds some big improvements. Since Alpine Linux 3.13 was also recently released, this will be the only service pack to be released in the v20.05 series. As reported by the team behind postmarketOS, the next release will

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Mobian Community Edition (CE) PinePhones are now available for pre-order in the Pine Store
Hardware

Mobian Community Edition (CE) PinePhone is available for pre-order in the Pine Store

Yesterday we mentioned that Mobian will be the new OS in PinePhone CE. Now the Mobian Community Edition (CE) PinePhones are now available for pre-order in the Pine Store. Here you can order the Mobian Community Edition (CE) PinePhone:https://pine64.com/product-category/smartphones/ This community edition will ship in a custom presentation box designed by Mobian’s team, and the

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Mobian Community Edition PinePhone
Smartphone

Mobian will be the new OS in the PinePhone Community Edition

Mobian will be the new OS in the PinePhone Community Edition. Mobian is an open-source project aimed at bringing Debian GNU/Linux to mobile devices. The PinePhone Mobian Community Edition will be available to pre-order from the Pine64 Store on January 18th and comes in two configurations: $149 – 2GB RAM + 16GB eMMC $199 –

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Manjaro ARM Developer of Lomiri for PinePhone
Smartphone

Manjaro ARM developer build of Lomiri for PinePhone is out

The team behind Manjaro ARM for Pinephone today announced the release of the first development version with Lomiri. Manjaro ARM developer build of Lomiri for PinePhone can be downloaded from here: https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinephone/lomiri/dev-20210108/ We’ve tested a new developer build of Manjaro Lomiri and we have to admit that it works very snappy. If the kernel panic

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PinePhone's Quectel EG25-G modem
Hardware

PinePhone modem can now run Linux kernel 5.10

Pine64 reported on its Twitter that the PinePhone modem can run Linux kernel 5.10 (postmarketOS). This is fantastic news for the entire world of Free and Open Source Software. Currently, it cannot be used directly, but it is a big progress in opening up the firmware for the modem There’s still blobs needed for the

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Pinephone KDE Community Edition
Smartphone

Plasma Mobile is dropping support for Halium devices.

Today, the team behind the Plasma Mobile project announced that they are dropping support for Halium devices. The team decided to focus on supporting open mobile hardware projects such as Pine64 PinePhone and Purism Librem 5. In last few years, several other companies have started working on open mobile hardware projects,Pine64 PinePhonePurism Librem 5In addition

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Lock screen in Phosh on Pinephone.
Smartphone

Double-tap bug in Phosh on the PinePhone solved.

An annoying bug in the Phosh interface where you had to double-tap on the lock screen to unlock has been solved. The problem appeared when the PinePhone display (probably Librem 5 too) was turned off (e.g. after 5 minutes of inactivity). The only solution so far has been to double-tap the same place each time

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Volla Phone
Hardware

Volla Online Shop is open

As of today, the Volla online store is open, initially in German, to customers from Europe. Hallo Welt Systeme UG started with an advance payment via SEPA bank transfer as a payment option and will step by step introduce further payment options, products and the English language version. So if you don’t have a Volla

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Manjaro ARM Beta17 with Phosh for PinePhone released

Manjaro ARM Beta17 with Phosh for PinePhone released

Manjaro ARM Beta17 with Phosh for PinePhone released. Most Gnome applications got updated to 40.5. This image is running the 5.14 kernel from Megi, which is designed for the PinePhone. Features: Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well Camera app with access to back and front camera, including autofocus Auto-Rotate

PinePhonePro with Rockchip RK3399 is coming

PinePhonePro with Rockchip RK3399 is coming

Now everything is clear – PinePhone Pro will be available soon. It’s faster and more efficient than its predecessor, the PinePhone, which Pine64 says will not disappear from the store. A few days ago, Pine64 posted a video that only showed that a new device would probably be coming soon. pic.twitter.com/jHBni6cuvF— PINE64 (@thepine64) October 8,

Extension cases for PinePhone are (almost) ready

Wireless charging and fingerprint reading cases are ready but for PinePhone keyboard we will need to wait a bit more time. Lately, PinePhone keyboard has been through some last minute software changing. Unfortunatly, due to last minute changes made to the firmware, the factory test software (a custom build of postmarketOS by Martijn Braam) no