I am still not ready to write something substantial regarding software on the PinePhone. How could I, having not yet tested Maemo Leste on it?
I have had a Droid 4 since 2012 (partially broken), and while the display is not great (it is a 4.0” WVGA pentile LCD), I always liked the idea of having a slide out keyboard since having owned the first official Android phone, the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream.
After almost a week playing with the Pine64 PinePhone I want to share some overall impressions. As software is at least partially not quite adapted to this new 1.2 hardware revision, I will limit myself to the hardware for this post and proceed from the outside to the inside.
Two days ago I unboxed my Pine64 PinePhone:
For quite some time — since Purism announced their Librem 5 crowdfunder in 2017 — I have been thinking about bringing this blog back, that had been downgraded to a category in my personal blog.
On December 21st, 2020, my Google Pixel XL, which I had used with LineageOS and microG and loved for its great camera, just plainly died. During a phone call.
On Episode 57 (published Feb. 19th, 2019) of the Late Night Linux podcast Purism CEO Todd Weaver was interviewed by podcast host Joe Ressington. Below is a brief summary in bullet points:
While Purism has allegedly finally managed to ship out their developer kits, Necunos will provide you with a thingy they call a smartphone much faster.
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