Fully assembled #pinephone PCBs! We'll be seeing production prototypes running soon.
This low-power Linux machine, however, has some hidden perks: for example, via an internal m.2 slot it supports SATA and LTE expansions in a somewhat modular way. And now it boots postmarketOS with several UIs, such as KDE #PlasmaMobile and Purism's "Phosh".
You can read more about it in our latest post: https://tuxphones.com/pine64-pinetab-pinephone-linux-tablet-postmarketos/
Time for the August Blog Update -- London Meetup, PineTab News, SOEdge And More!
Quite a bit of news covering the spectrum of new and upcoming products!
PREORDERS LIVE! #pinebookpro Find the link here :) pine64.org
Kernel 5.2 for the #pinebook just hit our repo today.
Do your regular system update to get it when your mirror had synced!
We're under 24 hours from #pinebookpro time! At noon UTC tomorrow (July 25th), preorders open.
If you want a PBP ASAP, be quick! Supply is limited to 1100 units in this first run.
Linux 5.3-rc1 has been released, and one of the nice thing we contributed is the H264 video decoding support for the Allwinner VPU: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6eb9b758e307481b116704fc5ea9f9fe84d7094b This is one more step towards completing our Kickstarter! We hope to have H265 decoding in Linux 5.4!
@PINE64 Raw power is one thing. What it can do is quite another.
Fast forward 50 years, and the #pinebookpro:
- weighs only 2.6lb (1.2kg)
- uses about 8W
- runs 6 cores at over 700x the clock frequency
- has almost 140,000x the RAM.
And the AGC probably cost a fair bit more than $199 to manufacture, without even worrying with inflation.
This is not meant to be an advertisement. I am just a nerd once again coming across the realization that the modern world of technology is wonderful.
50 years ago to the day, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, putting humanity on another celestial body for the very first time.
Critical to the mission's success was the AGC (Apollo Guidance Computer), a wonder of electronic miniaturization and the first computer to use integrated circuits.
This computer weighed 70lb (32kg), used 55 watts of energy, ran a clock of just a hair over 2Mhz, and used 2 kilo-words of 15 bit RAM.
The clock strikes five... #pinebookpro
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