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Lilbits 379: Lenovo’s USB-C bug, LG’s desktop mode, and Linux phones

Sometimes I like to tweet links to well written articles on other tech news sites rather than re-write the news for Liliputing. And sometimes I like to roundup some of those recent Tweets into a blog post so that folks who don’t follow us on Twitter or Facebook don’t feel left out. With that in […]

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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 […]

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PinePhone smartphone can run desktop Linux apps, also makes phone calls

The PinePhone is a $150 smartphone designed to run free and open source software. For the most part that probably means users will run Linux-based operating systems that have been optimized for mobile devices, like PostmartketOS, Ubuntu Touch, or KDE Plasma Mobile. But since the PinePhone is basically a cheap, low-power Linux computer, it can […]

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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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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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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 […]

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First look at the PinePhone dev kit running KDE Plasma Mobile & PostmarketOS

The folks at Pine64 are working on a Linux-powered smartphone that could sell for as little as $149. It’s called the PinePhone, and the team unveiled the project and launched a development kit earlier this year. Now that developers are starting to work with that pre-release hardware, we’re getting our first look at what the […]