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Now you can buy a Linux smartphone for $150 (PinePhone BraveHeart developer/early adopter edition)

Several companies are planning to ship Linux smartphones in the coming months. The PinePhone is by far the cheapest — and it could be one of the first to ship… if you’re OK spending money on a developer/early adopter edition phone. The PinePhone “BraveHeart” Limited Edition smartphone is now available for purchase for $150. It’s […]

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Pinebook Linux laptop CPU upgrade kits coming in 2020

Some laptops let you upgrade the memory or storage… although that’s a feature that’s becoming less common on modern thin and light notebook computers. But very few laptops support CPU upgrades — typically you’re stuck with the processor that came with your laptop. Surprisingly one of the few exceptions to the rule may be one […]

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PinePhone “Brave Heart Edition” pre-orders open Nov 15th (Cheap Linux smartphone)

Pine64’s first smartphone is set to ship by the end of the year… sort of. The PinePhone is a $149 smartphone designed to run free and open source operating systems such as PostmarketOS, Ubuntu Touch, KDE Plasma Mobile, LuneOS, or Sailfish OS. First unveiled in January, the PinePhone has been under development ever since — and […]

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More details on the $25 PineTime smartwatch (launching in H1, 2020)

The PineTime is an upcoming smartwatch that’s designed to be a companion for Linux smartphones like the upcoming PinePhone. Unlike most smartwatches, it’s designed to run free and open source software. And it’s also dirt cheap — the starting price of a PineTime watch, charging cradle, and wristband is expected to be about $25. The […]

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PineTime is a $25 smartwatch companion for Linux smartphones (work-in-progress from Pine64)

The folks at Pine64 have been selling inexpensive Linux laptops for a few years, and they’re getting ready to launch their first Linux smartphone. But the team also has other products in the works, including new single-board computers, a tablet, and a previously unannounced smartwatch/smartphone companion called the PineTime. The PineTime is interesting for a few […]

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PinePhone begins shipping to developers this month ($150 Linux smartphone)

There are several companies working to bring smartphones running free and open source, GNU/Linux-based software to market this year. The PinePhone is likely to be the cheapest… and one of the first to ship. At the start of the year, Pine64 announced plans to build a $150 smartphone, and they’ve been releasing status updates throughout […]

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The $149 PinePhone Linux smartphone will support modular add-ons

The upcoming PinePhone is expected to be an inexpensive, but versatile smartphone designed to run GNU/Linux operating systems. Yesterday we took a look at some of the operating systems that are already being ported to run on the PinePhone. But it looks like the software isn’t the only thing that’s actively under development. Pine64 has […]

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PinePhone $149 Linux smartphone could support Ubuntu, Sailfish, Maemo, LuneOS and more

The PinePhone is a cheap, Linux-ready smartphone that’s expected to ship in limited quantities later this year. It’s not exactly a high-power device by modern smartphone standards, but with an expected starting price of $149, it will be a lot more affordable than some of the other Linux phones on the horizon. It’s also starting […]