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PinePhone news roundup (9-25-2020)

The PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition smartphone is coming soon, the developers have been working to make Manjaro ARM ready for smartphones, and @linmobblog has recorded a few videos showing the OS in action so far. Meanwhile developer Martijn Braam has been hard at work on the new Megapixels app for PinePhones, enabling support for much […]

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PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition pre-orders begin September 17

The PinePhone may be a smartphone designed to run any operating system you care to load on it. But Pine64 has been partnering with developers to offer PinePhone Community Edition devices that come pre-loaded with a specific OS, and which have a logo for that OS on the back. Next up? The PinePhone Manjaro Community […]

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p-boot is a tiny, crazy fast PinePhone bootloader with multi-boot support

There’s a new bootloader available for the PinePhone, and it’s small, speedy, and has a graphical user interface that allows you to choose between different operating systems when you start up the phone. The new p-boot utility takes up less than 32KB of space and boots in less than 60 milliseconds. Once loaded, it takes […]

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PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition coming soon for $149 and up (Linux smartphone)

Most smartphones are designed to ship with a single operating system, usually Android or iOS. But the PinePhone is a smartphone designed to support a wide range of GNU/Linux distributions — so far there are 17 different operating systems listed on the PinePhone Software Releases wiki. But if you’d rather not have to load your […]

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Mobian is a Linux-based smartphone OS based on Debian

Now that there are a handful of smartphones designed to run GNU/Linux distributions, there are a growing number of developers creating phone-friendly operating systems. One of the latest is called Mobian, and while it’s not exactly a brand new distribution, it is a set of software that makes it possible to run the popular Debian operating […]