PinePhone



  • @PINE64 Thank you for that clarification. Yes, it was mainly to find out if there would be the special edition with 3GB RAM and more storage. And there would be at least one customer (me! ☺). As for the units that will be put on the market, the number is interesting.



  • @domubpkm said in PinePhone:

    @PINE64 Thank you for that clarification. Yes, it was mainly to find out if there would be the special edition with 3GB RAM and more storage. And there would be at least one customer (me! ☺). As for the units that will be put on the market, the number is interesting.

    Make it two!!! and I believe many thousands more.



  • @PINE64 Very good interesting news. Thanks again for the communication.



  • @PINE64 said in PinePhone:

    As for how many units will be produced after CNY 2020, I cannot predict exact number, but the smallest the factory is willing to do is 10K from what I remember. Obviously that is just the very start. A conservative number for 2020 as is 40-50K, but given the amount of interest I expect there will be much more than that.

    Wow. I knew there was a lot of interest, but this is much more than I expected. That's great.

    @marlboro50 said in PinePhone:

    @domubpkm said in PinePhone:

    @PINE64 Thank you for that clarification. Yes, it was mainly to find out if there would be the special edition with 3GB RAM and more storage. And there would be at least one customer (me! ☺). As for the units that will be put on the market, the number is interesting.

    Make it two!!!

    Three. 🙂

    @marlboro50 said in PinePhone:

    and I believe many thousands more.

    That too. 🙂



  • @PINE64 I am starting to get nervous, with so many devices being online, if even half of them would only go for Ubuntu Touch, we need to ramp up our infrastructure for push notifications soon ^^



  • @Flohack - The following is just my guess: most users will end up using either UT or SailfishOS. At least initially. PMOS with Plasma mobile will also take a chunk out of this pie, but it won't be quite as large due to no app store and general complexity / lesser polish of Plasma mobile at this time.

    Down the road I think that Replicant will have a big install base.

    Most overlooked OS, in my view, is LuneOS, which is just great.



  • @PINE64 said in PinePhone:

    if a special edition will be available at some point with 3GB RAM and more storage. This hasn't been decided yet.

    It's just an idea that came to me that, I guess, you have to think about: shouldn't you launch first, in some form (limited time with guarantee to get this product for example) a pre-order of the special edition so that you have a more accurate numerical basis?
    (you don't have to answer me, I bring this idea that's all 😉)



  • @domubpkm You're probably right. But experimenting with hardware when we're this short on time for production is a bad idea. This goes for the electronics and the chassis.

    Electronics: what if the additional RAM module somehow doesn't play nice with existing software? (this has actually happened before on another device) What if it makes a difference in powerdraw or something similar? We have no time to properly test and troubleshoot etc.,

    Chassis: we know how the black plastic cures in production. But say we would make it white or blue or whatever, there would be very little time to assess how a different plastic would cure or hold up. What if its too soft, or too brittle, or the color shows molding blemishes? ...



  • @PINE64 You are indeed right when i consider the data you provided me: my reasoning was based on the fact that a large part of the tests had already been done, whether at the hardware or software level, concerning a special 3 GB RAM edition.
    I extrapolate but maybe later for this special edition?!



  • @domubpkm There will be multiple 'special' editions - for each partner project.



  • @Flohack said in PinePhone:

    @B2288 That will happen very late, as currently we do not have final dev builds. But we will keep you posted 😉

    I'm sorry if I'm not understanding, but does "that will happen very late" mean that it will take a long time for Ubuntu Touch to be available (even as beta release) even after the PinePhone BraveHeart release? Even longer than the mass production release? Just curious if there are estimates...



  • @orthocube Fully working devices with OS versions should be ready for March next year as things stand



  • @Lakotaubp But I intend to help in testing. If even beta versions of OSes are not released during the BraveHeart release, how can I even help test and submit bug reports?





  • @orthocube,
    Quick answer : the installer is a convenience for end users to facilitate flashing a device.

    For "more advanced" users who wants to debug and help testing the method will be closer to development methods.
    But in case of the PinePhone it will be quite easy first steps are the same as installing an OS for the raspberry pi ; flashing a SD card with dd command. Then I guess there will be something like a bootloader allowing to boot from the SD card or to flash the device using the image on SD card.



  • UniSuperBox 4 days ago

    Download the rootfs image from https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinephone/
    1 Extract and write the image to an SD card
    2 Plug SD card into phone
    3 Boot phone

    That should do it.

    Copied from @Universalsuperbox post in the other thread, how to get OS on to PinePhone

    https://forums.ubports.com/topic/3334/pinephone-tutorial/3



  • @AppLee @Lakotaubp

    Thanks for the reply, and I'm sorry for the dumb question XD

    I was wandering around the UBPorts website looking for a download link to the image so I thought it isn't available to the public. Tried searching Google too, but didn't find that information.

    (Download link seems to be down at the moment but I imagine it'll be up again anytime soon.)
    Thanks again!



  • @orthocube There is no such thing as a dumb question 😉



  • @PINE64 said in PinePhone:

    The following is just my guess: most users will end up using either UT or SailfishOS. At least initially.

    UT or SailfishOS? I know that the Pinephone already allows for booting a secondary system from an SD card, which is cool. But how about offering a way to multi-boot from internal storage? That would be super cool. 😎

    Down the road I think that Replicant will have a big install base.

    Yep. And although I won't score many upvotes for saying so, if I owned a Pinephone, provided I had an easy way to install and boot both, I'd probably install Ubuntu Touch and Replicant (Android) to the internal storage. I'd use UT whenever practical. But I'd likely need to boot into Replicant at least occasionally until Anbox is better supported.



  • @GizmoChicken I would assume though that this will be easier to do but I don't know the technicalities so I might be wrong. But I agree that it would be cool to multi-boot. 16GB of internal storage can be a little low though.
    My 32GB Nexus 5 has Android, Sailfish OS and 3 UT and it's almost full 😅


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