It's that time of the month again -- the July 2020 Update Blog is live!
I have said we have too much news to list for several previous entries, but that's especially true today. This is the biggest update we've had yet.
@PINE64 I'll have to read this over the course of the day. Really exciting stuff. 😊
Is there any word on PineTab stuff, though? 🙂
Any plans for 10"-12" version of the Pinebook Pro? I'd take one, but 14" is just too yuge for me.
@ruff @PINE64 Hm, with less compute power there are https://store.pine64.org/product/11-6-pinebook/ and https://store.pine64.org/product/pinetab-10-1-linux-tablet-with-detached-backlit-keyboard/ . I like the idea of the #pinetab with the optional keyboard and especially with the optional LTE build in. A bit more RAM would be nice. I'll wait how I get along with the #pinephone.
@chrichri @PINE64 Yes that's exactly the form factor I had in mind. I was planing to buy that one some years ago but then friend of mine bought it and it appeared to be not mainlined at all so I dropped the idea. Now it is mainlined but I have braveheart with the same a64. so 11" Pro will be just the missing piece.
@nick As far as we know, the 1.2a should be the final revision. But we also thought that about the original 1.2 before a couple issues were discovered.
@PINE64 thanks for the clarification 👍
To be honest, a plug-n-play experience is likely more about the state of the software than the hardware revision.
I'd write down what the minimum features you really feel you would need for a phone to feel daily driver ready for you, then regularly check the lists most distro's have of what's working against that.
I'd happily make do with Braveheart revision, but then I only really need calls, texts, mobile data and a browser. (Happy camera is working though!)
Makes sense. So far the hardware revisions have been very minor. Some time there may be a bigger one though. My guess though is that they'll always be iterating with every batch released, and the hardware will continue to get better each time for as long as @PINE64 are still selling the #Pinephone. If you wait for it to be "done" you just might be waiting for a very, very long time. 😉
@Blort @nick @PINE64 I heard they didn't have tests for all the hardware done yet, so they couldn't find issues like the USB-C problem at the factory before. They've got a new factory image based on postmarketOS now, and they've likely found the last of the major hardware bugs. As far as spec improvements, the RAM is now at the max the SoC supports. Could be a few years before one based on a newer SoC comes out. It's likely pretty much "done" now on the HW side.
On a more serious note a pinephone with 3gb ram and 32gb storage should become the new standard for pinephone .
Nice work guys 👍 looking forward to an update on the pinetab .
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