August Community update!

- elementaryOS 6 coming to Pinebook Pro

- PineTab RTL-SDR + LoRa expansions & pre-orders this month

- last change for postmarketOS CE

- many community PinePhone projects

- Pinecil coing in September

- PineCube in September

- accessories

- MUCH more:



on Pinebook?

+ SDR on tablet??

Pinecil??? PineCube????

How are you cooler than Apple without their billion$ ?

(this toot from my over LTE cellular)


@msh @PINE64 are you able to make calls with yours, and if so, which image are you using?

(I don't have the ability to fix the problem of calls not working at the moment due to a medical issue, but I do want to swich to using my pinephone instead of what I'm using now, which is Jolla on a Sony device... it has a few issues, particularly with picking up calls... but I don't really want to switch "doesn't pick up all calls" for another "doesn't pick up all calls" issue.)

@Truck @PINE64 I have settled on Mobian with Phosh UI for now. The following works well enough for me so far:

* placing and receiving voice calls
* receiving and sending SMS texts
* LTE cellular data for Firefox web browsing, email, SSH etc.
* WiFi client
* AisleRiot Solitary game :blobtonguewink:

That is enough for me to keep my SIM in the PinePhone now. Voice calls and SMS are more reliable with my PinePhone than my old DTEK60 which is being glitchy and no longer gets Android OS updates! ...

@msh @PINE64 Cool, thanks, I will put that on a sd in a few minutes and ... test it tommorrow. It's 2:17 in the morning so (:

@Truck @PINE64

... thinks that still need work:

* mobile remix of Geary email still needs work. Crashy and UI still a bit cumbersome
* MMS (texts with media attached) are not received or sent. Maybe this is my fault? I can receive emojis but trying to send them usually fails.
* Only one camera (barely) works

But since I am an old and mostly use my mobile as an actual phone it has been tolerable.

I've tried UBPorts and PostmarketOS too. They seem more performing than Mobian but less stable.

@banjofox @PINE64 Mobian with Phosh UI. It came with UBPorts which runs a bit smoother but I had some stability issues with it. I also tried PostmarketOS. It was also smoother/faster than Mobian but I couldn't get LTE data to work reliably.

PinePhone is a bit of a misnomer. It is a developer's pocket computer and expectations should match that. Expect to spend a week or 2 exploring different OSes.

@msh @PINE64

Yeah. I have a Braveheart edition (new in box). I am tempted to reimage my current phone but need a backup plan ;)

@msh @banjofox @PINE64
I assume you flashed #Mobian to the eMMC? I've tried it on a microSD card and it is unbearably slow. @mobian confirmed to me it makes a huge difference in usability.

@normandc I tried out Mobian and PostmarketOS from SD card then decided to flash Mobian to eMMC when it seemed to work alright. I can confirm running off eMMC is noticeably faster. It was still usable off SD card but it was a fast SD card. I'd imagine if it was lower grade media it could be even slower.

@banjofox @PINE64 @mobian

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