VICE: The PinePhone Is an Open-Source, Community Developed iOS and Android Competitor
The device runs on a version of Linux modified by a community of developers and is designed to last 10 years.
The Fairphone 2, which launched with Android 5 Lollipop, is now getting a 9 Pie beta https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/17/fairphone-2-android-5-lollipop-getting-9-pie-beta/
Fosstodon has always taken the approach of supporting what we're focused on; open source projects. As such, we're preparing to make another round of donations and, this time, we're make 2 donations in the amount of $200.00 each!
In the next few days, we'll be posting a survey link seeking your submissions for open source projects that you want us to show some love to. While submissions will be open to our Fosstodon Community Members, the final vote will be determined by our Patreons.
📰 New article: The $99 "PineTab" Linux tablet is now available for preorder
⚠️ As a consequence of the authorization to DEA to "investigate protestors", Stingray cell phone hijackers are now legal the US, which means that *lots* of mobile phones will be probably tracked within hours.
Countermeasures include Faraday cages ("metal boxes") for storing your phone while not actively needed and IMSI catcher apps, which however were proved to be flawed by design.
Stay strong, stay safe.
Balance top up of my prepaid sim card using #ppm (https://honk.sigxcpu.org/piki/projects/ppm/) on my laptop. Can happen on the #Librem5 once we have https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mobile-broadband/ModemManager/-/merge_requests/270 downstream.
#postmarketOS exists 3 years \o/
📰 New article: New "SXMO" PinePhone desktop brings a full, lightweight tiling-based experience to Linux phones
Nice new project: PineLoader, aka a multi-bootloader (via kexec) image for the #PinePhone
I made an app to use the PinePhone as boot medium for PCs :)
@postmarketOS now boots on over 200 Linux phones and tablets
iPhone 7 boots postmarketOS, becomes the first Apple Linux smartphone [update: Wayland and graphical environments work!]
Building a #Librem5 app with #Rust and #GTK https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-community-story-read-it-later/
Conversation with fphemeral:
Community Member & Librem 5 Early Adopter https://puri.sm/posts/an-interview-with-fphemeral-librem-5-early-adopter/
iPhone 7 boots postmarketOS, becomes the first Apple Linux smartphone
@PINE64 apparently someone in your forums got Verizon VoLTE to work on the #pinephone on Debian phosh with modemmanager FYI. This is really exciting. https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9150&page=3
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