For those of you who are unsure between getting a #PinePhone or a #Librem5, this article from some months ago is still relevant, and compares the two devices well beyond their technical specifications.
📰 New article: #PinePhone adds postmarketOS CE and higher-spec'd "convergence" variants to their line-up
After the PinePhone "BraveHeart" and the first Community Edition, Pine64 has released a new revision of their popular Linux phone, as announced in their July Update, their "biggest update in months". The new "postmarketOS Edition" variant ("1.2A") doubles on storage as an option, offering 32 vs. 16GB of eMMC and...
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List of Linux distributions for smartphones, tablets and wearables [update 07/2020: added #Mobian]
📰 New article: CutiePi Shell "Sidekick" mode brings Linux convergence to the next level
"Back in 2013 or so, "convergence" was one of the most trending topics in mobile software development, taking inspiration from responsive web development and the gap between desktop and mobile CPUs quickly narrowing. However, between 2015 and 2018 this trend seemed to disappear entirely, partly due to..."
The Risks of Proprietary Software: TikTok
- 37.70% of known ip addresses linked to TikTok that were found inside of APK sourcecode are linked to Alibaba.com; a Chinese sanctioned ISP located in Hangzhou.
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/
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📰 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
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