Wow, we did not expect the level of interest you all have had in the #PineTime!
- Cost will be approximately 25USD
- Charging dock included in price
- Built-in heartbeat monitor
- Case built of Zinc alloy and plastic
- Battery life measured in days
- Sorry, can't run Linux itself. SoC is nRF52832, which uses a Cortex-M4 core. That's why we need FreeRTOS :)
The @PINE64 PinePhone is real! Here are some recent videos of it running:
Ubports Ubuntu Touch: https://twitter.com/Mariogrip/status/1169049411231637505
Even better performance to be expected once all these platforms, now at their earliest stage, are optimized enough.
@ubports @switchingsocial Out of the short list of Ubuntu Touch (ubports) recommended phones, do any of them work well with Verizon? They are the only decent carrier where I live. I want to have a linux phone by Christmas and I don't know if the Pine Phone is going to work on Verizon. Big Red is notorious for not playing well with smaller phone makers.
"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds." - @JPBarlow, co-founder of EFF.
Donate today to support our work. http://eff.org/BetterDigitalFuture
@gbryant New name suggestion- The Linux Gnomer. Far more accurate and you get to keep all your TLG artwork!
If only there was a Tech podcast / show that had...
- No Swearing (kid and work friendly)
- No personal attacks ("Be Excellent To Each Other")
- No political attacks (no matter who you vote for, we're friends)
- Lots of nerdy-ness (goofy and serious)
Sensor calibration settings can be used by apps/sites to fingerprint iOS and Android phones.
We added a "Lockdown Mode" for the Librem 5 which allows you to defend against this.
Librem 5 Lockdown Mode: https://puri.sm/posts/lockdown-mode-on-the-librem-5-beyond-hardware-kill-switches/
Sensor Calibration Attack: https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-and-ios-devices-impacted-by-new-sensor-calibration-attack/
The Federal Trade Commission should stop Facebook from merging Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp user data. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/05/fines-arent-enough-heres-how-ftc-can-make-facebook-better
You can pre-order the Librem 5 smartphone (shipping starts in Q3) for $649.
Price goes up to $699 soon as we prepare for launch.
@ubports Install is very easy: UBPorts-installer takes care of every step, even on phone's end.
That was straightforward! Now to get a sim card into this phone and use it!
Cheers @Ubports ! Ubuntu Touch looks great!
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@switchingsocial Wow! Big thanks to the switching social community here. I have a lot of options to go explore.
@switchingsocial I've been able to find acceptable substitutes for Google Docs and for Gmail, but I'm struggling to find a good Google Calendar replacement. I need something that is easy to set up, can sync between a phone and desktop client, and preferably has a free or at least cheap option. What are my options?
You can now unlock the ProtonMail #Android app with your fingerprint! See what other improvements are in the latest version here: https://protonmail.com/blog/protonmail-android-fingerprint-unlock/
People have asked us in the past: why can I trust ProtonVPN? This is a significant question as trust is the most important factor for picking a #VPN service. Here’s why we think ProtonVPN is worthy of your trust: https://www.protonvpn.com/blog/is-protonvpn-trustworthy