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PinePhone ‘Brave Heart’ Starts Shipping, Here’s What to Expect

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If you were plucky enough to pre-order a PinePhone Brave Heart edition last month you may be interested to know that devices start shipping from January 17, 2020.

Yes, this week!

Pine64’s Lukasz Erecinski shares the date in the company’s latest monthly update, explaining: “We’re now ready […] to confirm that PinePhones will begin shipping …on January 17th 2020. The dispatch process will take a couple of days, however, so your unit may ship on the 20th or 25th. At any rate, you’ll have your PinePhone soon”.

The handsets are being shipped through a company called Asendia who, Erecinski says, offer a good balance of shipping times (important to buyers) and cost (important to Pine64, who don’t exactly make huge profits all on this tech).

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PinePhone Braveheart Linux smartphone begins shipping January 17

  • PinePhone Braveheart Linux smartphone begins shipping January 17th

    The PinePhone is an inexpensive smartphone designed to run Linux-based operating systems. Developed by the folks at Pine64, the $150 smartphone was first announced about a year ago — and this week the first units will ship.

    Pine64 says it will begin shipping the PinePhone Braveheart Edition on January 17th — although it could take a few weeks for customers to receive their phones.

    [...]

    All of those operating systems are still very much a work in progress, with new builds rolling out all the time, so it’s recommended you load the operating systems onto an SD card rather than built-in storage.

    But that’s one of the key things that really sets the PinePhone apart from other handsets. Not only is it designed to run free and open source, GNU/Linux-based operating systems. But you can boot from internal storage or an SD card. There’s no bootloader lock that keeps you from running the software you want to use on the phone.

    It also has a headphone jack and a removable battery, unlike most modern phones. And there are hardware killswitches for disabling wireless capabilities, the camera, or other hardware.

    Pine64 also included 6 pogo pins on the back of the phone that could eventually be used to connect custom hardware modules.

    Not bad for a $150 phone.

PinePhone Linux phone starts shipping Friday for the brave...

  • PinePhone Linux phone starts shipping Friday for the brave of heart

    The dream of a truly free as in speech, open source smartphone running Linux has never truly died. It just took on various forms and suffered numerous setbacks along the way. Last year, however, it seemed that the dream is finally close to becoming reality, with both the Purism Librem 5 and the PINE64 PinePhone declaring shipping dates. The Librem 5 had a rocky head start and now it’s the PinePhone BraveHeart edition’s turn to try convincing the world that a Linux phone for consumers is not such a bad idea after all.

PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins

  • PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins (Slashdot)
  • PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins

    In November last year, pre-orders for PinePhone Braveheart Edition commenced for everyone. But due to manufacturing issues coming in the way, the shipment date slipped for weeks, which was scheduled in December last year.

    PinePhone Braveheart Edition is an affordable, open source Linux-based operating system smartphone preloaded with factory test image running on Linux OS (postmarketOS) on inbuilt storage.

    You can check on PinePhone Wiki to find the PinePhone compatible operating system such as Ubuntu Touch, postmarketOS, or Sailfish OS, which you can boot either from internal storage or an SD card.

The PinePhone starts shipping—Linux-powered smartphone for $150

  • The PinePhone starts shipping—a Linux-powered smartphone for $150

    Pine64 has announced that it is finally shipping the PinePhone, a smartphone that takes the rare step outside the Android/iOS duopoly and is designed to run mainline Linux distributions. The PinePhone starts shipping January 17 in the "Braveheart" developer edition.

    This initial "Braveheart" batch of devices is meant for "developer and early adopter" users, according to the Pine64 Store. The phone doesn't come with an end-user OS pre-installed and instead only comes with a factory test image that allows for easy verification that the hardware works. Users are expected to flash their own OS to the device. There are several available, from Ubuntu Touch to Sailfish OS, but they are all currently in an unfinished alpha state. Pine64 says that only enthusiasts with "extensive Linux experience" are the intended customers here—this isn't (yet?) a mainstream product.

The PinePhone begins delivery

  • The PinePhone begins delivery—a Linux-powered smartphone for $150

    The PinePhone is powered through an Allwinner A64 SoC, which options 4 Cortex A53 CPUs at 1.2GHz, constructed on an attractive historical 40nm procedure. This is similar chip the corporate makes use of at the PINE A64 unmarried board pc, a Raspberry Pi competitor. There are 2GB of RAM, a Mali-400 GPU, 16GB of garage, and a 2750mAh battery. The rear digicam is 5MP, the entrance digicam is 2MP, the show is a 1440×720 IPS LCD, and the battery is detachable. There is a headphone jack, a USB-C port, and strengthen for a MicroSD slot, which you’ll if truth be told boot running techniques off of. The mobile modem is a big separate chip this is soldered onto the motherboard: a Quectel EG25-G.

PinePhone's Linux and privacy-centric $150 smartphone

  • PinePhone's Linux and privacy-centric $150 smartphone begins shipping to early adopters

    PINE64, a company that embraces an open and community-driven platform for hardware and software, has begun shipping its first batch of PinePhones, the $150 "BraveHeart" editions. The PinePhone is a Linux-based and developer-focused smartphone, and the BraveHeart in particular is an early-adopter model for the most dedicated of Linux and open-platform users.

    The PinePhone arrives without any software preloaded, and users are expected to flash their OS of choice to the device. The Linux community has a wide swath of OS options that are all in various stages of development, so this blank slate of a phone will be an excellent testbed for their future releases. The components are definitely geared toward testing instead of performance, as it comes with a 5.95" LCD screen, a quad-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A-53 processor, 16GB of memory, 2GB of RAM, a rear 5MP camera, and a 2MP front-facing shooter. A 3000 mAh battery powers it all and the phone supports USB-C charging at up to 15W - 5V 3A, a surprising addition given the rest of the mediocre specs. The order page even has a prominent warning that small amounts of dead pixels and other imperfections are to be expected due to the low cost and development-minded nature of the device.

PinePhone, the $149 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping

  • PinePhone, the $149 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping for the Brave of Heart

    The long-anticipated PinePhone Linux-powered smartphone has finally started shipping to customers who were brave enough to purchase the first batch.

    The PinePhone Linux phone has been available for pre-order since mid-November 2019, and those who bought one paid as low as $149 USD for the device, which doesn't ship with an operating system preinstalled. After a bit of delay, the PinePhone is now finally shipping to customers, starting today, January 17th.

    "We’re now ready and I am happy to confirm that PinePhones will begin shipping on January 17th, 2020," said PINE64's Lukasz Erecinski. "The dispatch process will take a couple of days, however, so your unit may ship anytime between the 17th and 25th. At any rate, you’ll have your PinePhone soon."

This Linux smartphone is now shipping for $150

  • This Linux smartphone is now shipping for $150

    Computer and developer-board maker Pine64 has started shipping the first edition of its much-anticipated – at least in the open-source community – PinePhone, after pre-orders sold out. Dubbed "Brave Heart", the device is indeed designed only for the keener hobbyists.

    Shipping at only $149.99, Brave Heart is a fully open-source smartphone running Linux, which the company claims was developed "with the community for the community", which means with developers and early adopters, and for developers and early adopters; and in this case, preferably for those who have extensive Linux experience.

    In a departure from Android and iOS, Pine's new project provides a platform for customers to develop Linux-on-phone projects. It does not come with a pre-installed OS, but supports all major Linux phone projects such as Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS and Plasma Mobile.

    Although buyers get to choose their OS, therefore, it will be up to them to upload the platform to the Pine Phone – meaning the device is not designed for the average Joe.

The $150 PinePhone feels like it's from an alternate universe

  • The $150 PinePhone feels like it's from an alternate universe

    In our current mobile world, there are essentially two worlds: Android and iOS. But for the oddballs who aren’t satisfied with either option, Pine64 has started shipping the PinePhone, a Linux-based, kinda-DIY smartphone that sells for just $150.

    Originally a crowdsourced startup, Pine64 has made single-board computers and the PineBook laptop in the past, so it isn’t new to developing alternative hardware for Linux. As ArsTechnica wrote, the company’s efforts are not an attempt to create a third mainstream category for smartphones, but the PinePhone still looks to be an interesting concept.

Non-techies, this new phone is not for you

  • Non-techies, this new phone is not for you

    When it comes to smartphones, people mostly talk about operating systems like Android or iOS. But here is a phone which runs Linux and is meant only for developers. If you are not a techie, you simply can’t use this phone. Dubbed as the PinePhone BraveHeart, this phone is made by a company called Pine64 which focuses on open software. The first batch of the devices have already started to ship.

    The company categorically states that this phone is meant only for developers. “Only intend for these units to find their way into the hands of users with extensive Linux experience and an interest in Linux-on-phone,” it said. The device doesn’t come with any pre-installed operating system and you are required to install your own Linux build.
    Priced at $150 or around Rs 11,000, if you are a Linux enthusiast and someone who likes to tinker around your own projects then this phone might interest you.

PinePhone WIth … Linux Onboard Announced at $150

  • PinePhone WIth … Linux Onboard Announced at $150

    f you want to switch to another phone, the first thing you should choose is the operating system – Android and iOS. However, recently, a smartphone called PinePhone was announced with the Linux system. Honestly, we don’t believe this OS can succeed in the smartphone market (it even can’t fight against Windows and macOS), but this is a good choice who doesn’t like any of those OS.

Coverage at OS News

  • The PinePhone starts shipping – a Linux-powered smartphone for $150

    An interesting device for sure, and the dip switches on the motherboard that act has hardware kill switches for things like the microphone and camera are pretty neat. I do take issue with the “Linux-powered” as if that’s some unique quality or anything. Save for the odd iPhone, every single smartphone in the world runs Linux.

    Maybe not in a form that adheres to your no true Scotsman idea of Linux, but 100% Linux nonetheless.

PinePhone $149 Linux smartphone starts shipping

  • PinePhone $149 Linux smartphone starts shipping

    After a slight delay the $149 PinePhone Linux smartphone has now started shipping to customers who have been pre-ordering the unique smartphone since it was made available back in November 2019. PINE64’s Lukasz Erecinski explained in an update, “we’re now ready and I am happy to confirm that PinePhones will begin shipping on January 17th, 2020,” – “The dispatch process will take a couple of days, however, so your unit may ship anytime between the 17th and 25th. At any rate, you’ll have your PinePhone soon.”

PinePhone Announces Affordable Phone Running Linux Operating

  • PinePhone Announces Affordable Phone Running Linux Operating System

    The smartphone industry is under the auspices of iOS and Android operating systems today. Nor can we say that there is a new and powerful phone using another operating system on the market. But now, a smartphone released by Pine64 is running on the Linux operating system and hopes to start a new competition on an operating system basis.

    To be honest, the smartphone called “PinePhone” has little opportunity to compete with other devices in the industry. Because this phone is inadequate both in terms of hardware features, operating system and the applications it supports. However, the affordable price of the phone may attract the attention of consumers who are bored with both operating systems.

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