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You Can Now Buy a PinePhone Preloaded with Ubuntu Touch

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Ubuntu Touch, also known by the name UBports, is a community-maintained version of Ubuntu for phones and tablets based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It is a direct continuation of the codebase Canonical cancelled a few years back.

From today you (and anyone else interested) can preorder a PinePhone Community Edition with UBports direct from the Pine64 Store.

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PinePhone Ubuntu Touch Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

  • PinePhone Ubuntu Touch Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

    Meet the PinePhone UBports Community Edition, the first variant of the PinePhone Linux phone to come pre-installed with a mobile operating system, namely the gorgeous Ubuntu Touch produced by UBports.

    It took UBports a year and a half to produce the PinePhone UBports Community Edition, which ships with the Lomiri (formerly Unity 8) user interface, but it’s finally available for pre-order for only $149.99 USD.

PinePhone “Community Edition: UBports” Linux Phone Launched

  • PinePhone “Community Edition: UBports” Linux Phone Launched with Ubuntu Touch

    PinePhone “BraveHeat” Limited Edition Linux smartphone launched last November as promised for $149.99. As the codename implied, it was for the enthusiasts as the phones that were part of that product batch may have had some defects, and came without an operating system, meaning the users had to flash the firmware themselves.

    But there’s now a new edition, namely PinePhone “Community Edition: UBports” pre-loaded with UBports with Ubuntu Touch featuring Lomiri user interface.

Now you can pre-order a PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch for $150

  • Now you can pre-order a PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch for $150

    The PinePhone is an inexpensive smartphone designed to run open source operating systems such as postmarketOS, KDE Plasma Mobile, or Ubuntu Touch. But the first units to ship earlier this year didn’t have an operating system installed — it was up to users to load their own.

    Now the Pine64 team and the developers of Ubuntu Touch have announced that the first community partner edition of the phone is available for pre-order.

Forget the iPhone: PinePhone Linux Phone Running Ubuntu Touch

  • Forget the iPhone: PinePhone Linux Phone Running Ubuntu Touch Announced

    The so-called PinePhone “Community Edition” is a custom version of the PinePhone Linux phone that comes with Ubuntu Touch pre-installed, so you can now enjoy a full Linux package – the original version of the device shipped without an operating system.

    “The PinePhone UBports 'Community Edition' is the culmination of all our work over the past 18 months, from the first laggy Unity8 [now Lomiri] demos on the 'Anakin' development unit, to fighting with the modem on the "Don't be Evil" prototype (turns out the SIM slot wasn't wired correctly), through to our work to make the 'Braveheart' units suitable for use by early adopters and enthusiasts,” the official announcement reads.

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  • PinePhone “Community Edition: UBports” Linux Phone Launched with Ubuntu Touch

    PinePhone “BraveHeat” Limited Edition Linux smartphone launched last November as promised for $149.99. As the codename implied, it was for the enthusiasts as the phones that were part of that product batch may have had some defects, and came without an operating system, meaning the users had to flash the firmware themselves.

    But there’s now a new edition, namely PinePhone “Community Edition: UBports” pre-loaded with UBports with Ubuntu Touch featuring Lomiri user interface.

  • PinePhone ‘Community Edition’ Linux Phone With Ubuntu Touch: All You Need To Know

    After almost finishing the shipment of PinePhone ‘Braveheart Edition,’ Pine64 has opened the pre-order of their new PinePhone ‘Community Edition.’ One of the major updates in the latest edition is the collaboration with the UBports community.

    If you don’t know, UBports is the foundation that is supporting Ubuntu Touch after Canonical gave up the Ubuntu Phone project. After almost four years, UBports has finally entered into an official association with a Linux Phone. Also, Ubuntu Touch is the first pre-installed OS shipping in PinePhone as the previous Braveheart featured no official Linux OS.

  • [Older] My first steps with the BraveHeart PinePhone - Florent V

PinePhone UBports Community Edition brings back an old dream

  • PinePhone UBports Community Edition brings back an old but ongoing dream

    Linux phones like the PINE64 PinePhone and Purism Librem 5 may be the hot topic in the free and open source community but they are hardly the first to take a stab at that dream. Just a few years back, Canonical, makes of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, decided to take a whack at creating a mobile Linux platform, Ubuntu Touch. It failed but the open source community took over the helm, paving the way for a new partnership that has now resulted in the PinePhone UBports Community Edition.

    [...]

    UBports positions this PinePhone Community Edition as the newest way for tinkerers, developers, and users to get a phone they can use and change to their open source hearts’ content. It also warns, however, that it isn’t fit yet for a daily driver, depending on your needs. Things like cameras and support for USB peripherals are still missing but are coming.

Get Ubuntu Touch And A Custom Case On The Newest 2020 PinePhone

  • Get Ubuntu Touch And A Custom Case On The Newest 2020 PinePhone

    The surprisingly affordable $150 Linux Smartphone is getting its first “Community Edition” beginning this month, and it’s a momentous step forward for the PinePhone and for the open source mobile OS ecosystem. Pine64 — which also produces the PineBook Pro — has announced the PinePhone UBPorts Community Edition is available for pre-order right now and will begin shipping the custom device in May 2020.

PINE64 Launches the Linux-based PinePhone UBports Community...

  • PINE64 Launches the Linux-based PinePhone UBports Community Edition

    For the most part, if you’re looking for a smartphone, you have two choices; Android or iOS. The iPhone is a single device tightly controlled by Apple. Google’s Android platform offers greater selection and a wider range of prices.

    However, PINE64, a manufacturer of Linux-based hardware, produce the PinePhone. The device is already available in a range of mobile Linux editions. Now, there’s a new addition to the lineup; the PinePhone UBports Community Edition.

    [...]

    UBports is a community of developers contributing to the Ubuntu Touch software, a mobile-friendly port of Ubuntu. The platform inevitably suffers some of the same pitfalls as other alternatives, like the lack of a fully-stocked app store. However, it’s integration with the main Linux distro is a crucial feature.

    For instance, UBports is working on Convergence—the ability to plug your phone into any monitor and expand into desktop mode. To satisfy the Linux faithful, you’ll find a full Ubuntu Terminal available on the phone, along with a host of other open-source apps preinstalled.

    Of course, one of the main draws here is that the UBports Ubuntu Touch is genuinely open-source, rather than the restrictive semi open-source nature of Android. There’s also OpenStore, an app store for third-party developers.

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