Also they will likely recieve another few package updates in the next few days when OTA3 comes out, so these are test images until that is fully released (UBPorts will announce it). Then they are officially "beta" upstream images, before our OTA-upgradable final version.
From Oren & CO:
i am waiting to upload this to the ubports + pine64 wikis until OTA3 comes out
You should stick to telegram and not try to split on matrix.
The place where things are done is telegram, I doubt creating a matrix group will change that, and it will not help Dev and sorting issue for Pine devices.
@andrew907 updating apps from settings is deprecated, and will probably be removed in future.
The idea is to make a clean difference in that apps would be updated via the Open Store and the OS via settings.
@knerd What channel are you on, (development, stable, etc), you could try changing to see if something broke on a recent update.
If I have the time I will dust my PP off this weekend chuck a simcard in it and have a play.
@sven Yes, I nearly bought one, but couldn't justify the cost when I didn't actually need a new device at that time. With the Pro1X, although I got a good price, (approx 50% vs IGG perk or FxTec website purchase), and a good lead time, (less than 2 weeks vs over 2 years for some backers), I still wouldn't have hit the go button on this one without reasonable expectation of Ubuntu Touch or LineageOS. Personally the open philosophy of the software side is as important as the physical form factor.
As I understand the whole saga, originally the Pro1X was going to be basically an upgraded Pro1 (which had various community OS already developed) with more RAM and storage, until FxTec got royally screwed on SoC processors that they had already ordered and secured, meaning they effectively had to start the design from scratch, with just a nice case and keyboard. New hardware architecture meant new software development from the ever enthusiastic community, and from the discussions I see on Telegram this is happening on various fronts, including UT, and I'm quite hopeful.
After 'Chipgate' I reckon I would have just jacked it in and become a bus driver, but they picked themselves up, carried on, and here I am writing this long winded post on my shiny new Pro1X, which is excellent by the way. I think they will maybe make a film about the whole saga one day :).
Problem is drivers. The PinePhone itself is based on quite old hardware, and lacking of drivers. And nobody wants to write drivers for old hardware. The issue was resolved with former Android based phones by using the already available drivers.
PinePhone Pro is using much newer hardware so there may be hope for it.