August Community Update!
We're excited to announce the
#PineNote: fast refresh e-ink panel, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC, Rockchip RK3566- $399
- #PinePhone keyboard enters production - coming soon
- #PinebookPro new touchpad firmware
- development updates
And _much_ more!
@PublicNuisance It's not open source, but there's disassembly and analysis of it available: https://github.com/dragan-simic/pinebook-pro-keyboard-updater/tree/master/firmware
@PINE64 the PineNote… thank you for ensuring I don’t spend money on a Remarkable or an iPad mini, brilliant!
Alright. Enough already with the cool "I must have one no matter if I need it or not" new products. Stop it. Stop. It!
... Pretty please?
I would really love to use the PineNote in school 😍 and move the iPad I use right now immediately to the trashcan where it belongs.
@PINE64 is 8gb possible on the rk3566? it'd be a more practical primary device. i do pretty well on my 4gb laptop but largely because the SATA SSD is quite good at swap.
@PINE64 Will the PineNote have a web browser function to take advantage of the Library Overdrive functionality?
@PINE64 Is the CPU and operating system open source? If so, then what operating system are you using?
@PINE64 Chill, it ain't that strong. Its an e book. Anyways how is the sensitivity of the pen? How many pressure levels does it have?
@PINE64 Ara, that PineNote looks spicey now that similar devices are coming to market all the time.
How hackable will it be tho?
@herag I'm waiting for the Pinephone to get a bit more user friendly. My friend who works for KDE is still tinkering with his. Not sure if he got his camera working. I DO want one, tho! How is your experience?
@Prof_Trixie so far it has been fantastic! I mean, there are quite a few bumps along the way, but overall I think this phone has huge potential. I am not a heavy consumer of "apps", so I don't need a whole lot. but the wifi and 4G work great on Tmobile and texting works great and #XMPP is integrated into the texting app.
The processor is a little weak though. Apps will need to be updated regularly until that smooths out. Web browsers are the worst offender, though Surf from suckless works.
@herag Well I don't use my phone for internet much, just Telegram. I use very few apps, just need to make calls, take pics, and check Telegram. I'm glad to hear from those that have one that they like it.
@Prof_Trixie the camera works... but it ain't great. I imagine it will also improve as the software improves, but right now it is just passing. You won't be doing any photoshoots with your pinephone unless you are going for like a dungeon low res theme. :D
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