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Developer gets Linux kernel booting on iPhone 7 and A10-equipped iPads (update: video output on LCD now works!)

In my way to @fosdem now. And of courses I boarded my bus using the PinePhone running postmarketOS and Plasma Mobile using KDE Itinerary! So awesome!

A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5:

We are still working on getting more functionality into our images for the #PinePhone and #PineTab.

Here's our latest #alpha release, so you guys have something to play with at the @PINE64 stall at #fosdem2020


How hard is to flash a Linux on #Nexus7 ? Just type 10 commands in console and your @postmarketOS based tablet is ready to use! Stuff you use everyday works out-of-box... and you can use your desktop @gnome apps. What a feeling!

The is now shipping!

"There are a great many aspects of the phone that have been changed, improved upon and polished since the dev phones [...] such as tweaks to the antenna layout, PCB improvements and [...] aesthetical changes. [...] LCD and digitizer are sealed, so there is virtually no gap between the glass and the screen. The LCD used is also pitch black when the device is turned off as opposed to grey-ish or silver."

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