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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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UBports Ubuntu Touch on Pine64 Pinephone.
Software

Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 released with redesigned tab navigation in Morph Browser

OTA-15 Ubuntu Touch has been released. The development team behind Ubports has just announced its 15th fifteenth stable update to the system! OTA-15 will be available for the following supported Ubuntu Touch devices next week: LG Nexus 5OnePlus OneFairPhone 2LG Nexus 4BQ E5 HD Ubuntu EditionBQ E4.5 Ubuntu EditionMeizu MX4 Ubuntu EditionMeizu Pro 5 Ubuntu

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Okular Mobile
Software

December news from the world of Plasma Mobile

A lot of news from the world of Plasma Mobile. We can see that the KDE developers are working hard. Comprehensive notification and app enhancements, a theme to increase speed while reducing RAM consumption, chat with NeoChat and surf the web with Angelfish stabilizer which includes a new ad blocker. Lock screen Thanks to Marco

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Kernel update available on Ubuntu Touch in Pinephone.
Software

Kernel update available on Ubuntu Touch in Pinephone.

During the last Q&A, the UBports team announced the possibility of updating the kernel in Pinehone. To do this, just go to settings and select “kernelupgrade” in the upgrade options. As Dalton (the leader of the UBPorts Foundation) said, not everything is working as it should: The kernel patches will provide better hardware compatibility and

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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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Ubuntu Touch devices (BQ Aquaris M10 and PinePhone)
Software

OTA-15 for Ubuntu Touch is coming: what’s new?

OTA-15 for Ubuntu Touch will arrive on December 16, 2020. It brings many fixes for Android 9 devices such as the VollaPhone. The Ubports installer supports more devices. A few changes also appeared in Morph Browser. OTA-15 for Ubuntu Touch includes many fixes for Volla Phone, Ubports flagship device. First of all, fixes for stuttering

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Debian 11 Bullseye theme
Hardware

Debian 11 Bullseye Installer will support Pinebook Pro.

Debian 11 Bullseye Installer will support Pinebook Pro. On December 6, Cyril Brulebois announced the new, third alpha version of the installer. It also includes support for the Linux 5.9 kernel and enabling graphics installer for the AArch64 (ARM64) architecture. As a result, the Debian installer “Bullseye” also gained support for new ARM devices, including

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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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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