Category: Smartphone

KDE Community Edition is now available
Hardware

Pinephone KDE Community Edition is now available

PinePhone KDE Community Edition (CE) is available for pre-order now. This PinePhone edition comes with a customized version of Plasma Mobile based on Manjaro Linux. Like the previous ones, this community edition will be delivered in a custom presentation box designed by the Plasma Mobile team, and the PinePhone itself will have the KDE logo

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Nexus 4 with Ubuntu Touch
Smartphone

Ubuntu Touch OTA-14: What’s new?

The UBports Foundation announced it’s time to ask for help in testing Ubuntu Touch OTA-14! The new update is expected to be released on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Let’s see what’s new in this release. What’s new? The OTA-14 focuses on fixing issues affecting Android 9 devices, which is significant for the upcoming Volla phones.

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Hardware

PinePhone keyboard, NFC and wireless charging

The October update published by PINE64 brought a lot of news. First of all, a physical keyboard, NFC and wireless charging. Qi wireless charging and NFC to PinePhone Pine64 plans to add functionality to the phone with custom rear cases that will communicate with the phone via pogo pins. The first two cases will introduce

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Manjaro ARM with Phosh (PinePhone)
Smartphone

Manjaro ARM Beta1 with Phosh (PinePhone)

The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce our first BETA release for the PinePhone running Phosh! This image are running the 5.7 kernel from gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux, 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

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uNav is simple & easy GPS navigator for Ubuntu Touch devices.
Smartphone

uNav 3.7 released

Marcos Costales, developer of uNav, has released update 3.7. uNav is simple & easy GPS navigator for Ubuntu Touch devices. As Marcos Costales wrote on Twitter: Finally, after 3 months of work and releases, uNav 3 is where I wanted! Marcos Costales Changelog: Filter radars on same side of road. Show speed in navigation panel.

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Plasma Mobile
Smartphone

September news from Plasma Mobile: Virtual Keyboard, Lockscreen, KWeather and more

The Plasma Mobile team presented the September updates on their blog. This month’s update includes various improvements and bug fixes to file dialogs, the virtual keyboard, the lock screen, various applications, and updates from KDE’s annual conference, Akademy. Virtual Keyboard Plasma Mobile changed the virtual keyboard to maliit2. Due to this change, several changes have

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PineCom: a small privacy-oriented communication device
Hardware

PineCom: a small privacy-oriented communication device

Pine64 has announced that they plan to create PineCom: a small privacy-oriented communication device that is software compatible with the PinePhone phone. Pine64 invites everyone to brainstorm on the PineCom’s features. There is an ongoing discussion on the pine64 forum on the following topics: Do we need both a front and back camera on the

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Creating new mobile app
Smartphone

(Re)Announcing the Mobility SIG!

The Fedora Mobility Team is back after ten years of inactivity. Current efforts are focusing on the Pine64 Pinephone. The Fedora Mobility group was announced on October 4th, 2010. Then the initiative kind of died and everyone forgot about it. Kevin Fenzi made this announcement on Friday: I’d like to announce the revival of the

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Power bank and mobile phone
Smartphone

First stable Mobian version within a month?

a-wai, the lead developer of Mobian (Debian for mobile) has released a project update. Amongst many pieces of information, one catches our attention: “(…) we expect we’ll be able to release our first stable version within a month, if everything goes well.” Mobian: status update 2020-10-05 The kernel was upgraded to version 5.8 and HDMI

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Nexus 4 with Ubuntu Touch
Smartphone

OTA-13 for Ubuntu Touch has been released

OTA-13 for Ubuntu Touch has been released. UBports (the organization developing this mobile system) has already announced its 13th stable system update. OTA-13 will be available for the following supported Ubuntu Touch devices next week: * LG Nexus 5* OnePlus One* FairPhone 2* LG Nexus 4* BQ E5 HD Ubuntu Edition* BQ E4.5 Ubuntu Edition*

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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