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Brad

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Pine64 to make $100 Linux Smartphone
« on: October 27, 2018, 10:21:30 AM »
Pine64 is Working on a Linux Smartphone Running KDE Plasma
https://itsfoss.com/pinebook-kde-smartphone/

If the price holds, I'm skeptical about the quality.  But regardless, we are getting some movement again on some phone OS's that are not controlled by Apple or Google.

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Re: Pine64 to make $100 Linux Smartphone
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 02:55:45 PM »
The targets price should be in $100+ range for 2GB RAM and 16GB storage configuration.

You could throw it away and make money :-)
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Re: Pine64 to make $100 Linux Smartphone
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 05:47:33 PM »
The timing might be right.  With all the talk about spying there may be a new market for a phone powered by open source software.

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Re: Pine64 to make $100 Linux Smartphone
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 08:57:59 PM »
Oh I do think the time is right.  This and other projects like the /e/ Foundation and Puriums Libre 5 are wedging open the door - if they can pull off something that works.