LinBits 72: Weekly Linux Phone news / media roundup (week 46/47)
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This week in Linux Phones: Android 12 coming to PinePhone, NemoMobile 0.7, Ubuntu Touch OTA 20, postmarketOS on the Pocket P.C., and more!
- Ubuntu Touch OTA-20 Release.
- Danct12 has released new builds of his Arch Linux ARM based distribution, including a build for the PinePhone Pro, bringing all the software up to the latest version.
- NemoMobile have released a new image, dubbed 0.7. While it's not ready for daily use yet, they've made major progress! Do support them!
- GloDroid v. 0.7.0 brings Android 12 to the PinePhone!
- Martijn Braam has brought postmarketOS with Phosh to the Pocket P.C., and also Plasma Mobile and GNOME 41.
- This Week in GNOME: #19 Updated Calculations.
- tchx84: Flatseal 1.7.5. Nice update!
- Janet Blackquill: Porting Tok To Not Linux: The Journey Of Incessant Failure. Not about mobile Linux specifically, but still fun.
- GabMus: Gtk4, LibAdwaita and the new Feeds. Great app, great post!
- Phoronix: Box86 + Box64 Updated For Running Linux x86/x86_64 Programs On Other Architectures. While Box* is something you only really need for proprietary stuff, it's awesome to see it making progress.
- Phoronix: Alpine Linux 3.15 Released - Builds Off Linux 5.15, Drops MIPS64, SimpleDRM For FB. Why is this relevant? Well, the next postmarketOS stable is going to be based in this!
- itfoss: Distribution kit for mobile phones NemoMobile 0.7 Released.
Librem 5 Corner
- Purism: True Convergence is Here: PureOS 10 is Released for all Librem Products.
- Liliputing: Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone costs $1199 after the latest price hike. While I get this from a accrued costs perspective, it surely won't help with sales.
PinePhone Pro Development
- xnux.eu log: Pinephone Pro LCD panel.
- xnux.eu log: Pinephone Pro – audio and modem power up support. Nice progress reports by Megi!
Hardware: RISC-V on Phones and Tiny Intel Convertibles
- TuxPhones: The world's first RISC-V phone might be just behind the corner. I don't want to be negative, but I doubt this RISC-V phone is something you are actually going to want to use if you're not totally psyched by everything RISC-V.
- Liliputing: Running Linux on the GPD Pocket 3 mini-laptop.
- Samuel Norbury: A usability hack for convergent devices. This is something I thought about for a long time, and Samuel just did it. Awesome!
- Neil Brown: Installing Mobian with full disk encryption on PinePhone.
- Han Young: Cross Compile to PinePhone with Clang. Great tutorial!
Ethical Tech Giving
- Tux Phones: Freedom and phone advice. Great post by Martijn!
- PEBKAC: PEBKAC S01E04 Mid November Updates! Well done, and thanks for the mention! (I felt that I got nothing done lately, this nugded me to revisit that assumption).1
- PineTalk: S2E03: PineTalk - Performance, UIs, the Keyboard, Oh My! Come for the news, stay for a great discussion! I love how Brian and Justin are doing this now!
- postmarketOS Cast: #11 INTERVIEW: kop316 (of mmsd-tng Fame). Great interview!
- Avisando: PinePhone "Desktop Mode" Manjaro Phosh (2021). I love that voice!
Ubuntu Touch Corner
- UBports: OTA-20 Released | Ubuntu Touch Q&A 112. After taking a break, Dalton and Marius are back to talk about OTA 20, Clickable 7 (the tool to build Ubuntu Touch apps), new apps, 20.04 progress, how they need help with device support and more.
- Review for Nerds: One Month using a Linux SmartPhone.
Android 12 on PinePhone
- Niccolò Ve: I Brought The JingPad To Venice! And The PineBook as well! Oh, right, my girlfriend too.
Nemo Mobile Shorts
- Сергей Чуплыгин: Voicecall work on Nemomobile PinePhone. Awesome!
- Jozef Mlich: glacier-weather demo. Nice app!
Stuff I did
I've played with Sxmo 1.6.0 and Nemo Mobile 0.7 this week, and what shall I say: Both are really smooth. Do give them a try.
LINMOBapps and Linux Phone Apps
This week I added
- Space Launch, a GTK/libhandy app that tracks rocket launches.
Read here what (else) happened on LINMOBapps this week. And please do contribute!
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