BTW, will the PinePhone support USB OTG? I'd sometimes like a hard-attached USB keyboard....
I'm not sure. But have a look at the December update on the PINE64 blog, they're planning to provide a physical keyboard for the Pinephone. I'm pretty sure I'll want one
We're sorry for this delay, but we don't want to cut corners on the Brave Heart batch and shove it out the door just to make the originally announced 2019 release schedule.
Uh, I wonder if it's a reference to another Linux phone project...
BTW, here's a Pinephone review by someone who got a developer phone:
It's really promising!
AppLee last edited by AppLee
Hi, I read the review but the guy doesn't even mention UT.
Even if he refers to the call made by Marius...
[Edit] BTW : Just found this comparison : https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/
@AppLee UT seems to be not really popular to people interested in the PinePhone. Most of them are really looking forward using their phones like their linux desktops which I guess will disappoint them when they use UT.
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@kugiigi you should add "right now" as in dev kits and maybe also the brave heart edition.
Once the consumer version arrives, interest in a useable phone OS like UT is likely to increase.
@poVoq That's the hope I just really get that vibe so far from people interested in the PinePhone
@kugiigi There some people interested in having a privacy driven phone and ask what is the best OS for it.
These potential users have the right mindset for UT I think, they don't care about kernel, about Open Source, they just need a good phone that will match their needs as a daily drive.
And I think UT is the best alternative to Android and iOS on that matter.
@kugiigi alternatively, they might want a linux desktop until something goes wrong... then the safety of UT's system design will be appreciated. I think UT strikes a really nice balance between hardware flexibility, and software dependability.
I think you might be right, people often want something that sounds good in theory, but once reality sets in UT will be there to offer a solution that was designed for a phone first; not the other way around.
For those patiently waiting
And comments by Lucas
@normandc Disappointingly, neither here nor on the pine64 forums have have I found an answer. Lots of views of the post, but no answers. OTG support for the PinePhone continues to be an open question...
This Pinephone review by a postmarketOS developer seems to indicate that OTG is supported... But maybe he's making an assumption?
I guess we'll get the definitive answer when @PINE64 comes back to the topic.
If I recall the hardware supports OTG, which is a separate issue from OS support of course. Since all OS options have missing features right now, I suspect that at worst no one has implemented it yet.
Some camparison between PinePhone and Librem5
@AppLee, these comparisons are a little less than useful because not many people have these devices in their hands and not all details about the experience on either is correct. Also we don't need to feed the "us vs. them" mentality, one company getting theirs does not mean that the other company can't.
@UniSuperBox The goal was not to make a contest with a winner and a loser.
Just to have a bit more information about both products.
I wish Librem5 will come to market as soon as possible because everyone will benefit from the success of each project.
It's also interesting to have a overview of what is working and the necessary effort to have a fully functional PinePhone (cause it's the topic here)
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Hey guys. How does UT on the Pinephone compare to UT on the FP2? Anyone tried both? Thanks.
only the dev pinephones are out ,so far ,the bravehearts ,toward the end of Jan
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@Marathon2422 Ok, thank you.
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Is anything known already about flashing Ubuntu Touch from the SD card to the eMMC storage? When I receive my Brave Heart, I would not be comfortable with a factory (probably blob-ridden Android) ROM being present. Right now, the PINE64 wiki page states that installation to eMMC requires a magic script yet to be written.
Is anybody working on writing said magic script?