I should start by notifying readers that is a slightly old post, initially written in reaction to first Fairphone, then Pine64 announcing their "true wireless headphones" in April. In spite of this draft staying on my laptop since then, the situation has not particularly changed. Some days ago, I was
So far, cameras on Linux phones have been known for their extremely basic results. Lacking good sensors, premium optics, and most importantly good post-processing capabilities, the PinePhone's, extremely basic sensor cannot often offer the shots one would expect. Even on the Librem 5, which uses a somewhat better Samsung sensor,
As most readers will know, the PinePhone is essentially considered to be the reference mobile Linux hacker's playground. And while this achievement may be for the most part thanks to its flexible software, its hardware structure, and the Quectel EG25-G baseband in particular, are no exception. The modem firmware can
⚠️ Hi Hacker News! The devices linked in this article are not yet suitable for daily use. If you are not familiar with terminals, kernel panics, disappointing battery life, or a lack of mobile-friendly applications in general, do not take one of these devices as anything like your "daily driver" phone.
A closer look at the smartphone advice from the Free Software Foundation
There have been some recent waves in the Pine64 community thanks to a new mod which can drastically improve eMMC speed!
The popular Arch-based Manjaro distribution has been one of the earliest projects to express interest [https://tuxphones.com/manjaro-phone-plasma-mobile-smartphone-distro-arch/] in the niche of Linux phones, and has been widely adopted by PinePhone users since its initial release. However, the team never stopped being innovative, integrating crust from an early stage