Before I buy... is PinePhone actually open source?
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(11-10-2020, 02:28 PM)JuniperFury Wrote: ...
This is not open source correct? And it has proprietary firmware correct? Also its from China. And has a built in GPS/GLONASS chip, right?
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Correct, correct, correct, right.

(11-10-2020, 02:28 PM)JuniperFury Wrote: ...

So whats the solution here? Remove the chip?
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I suggest there is no point starting with a PinePhone - start with a Raspberry Pi or some other Pi-like clone and add the peripheral bits you are happy with.

ps - I think this article is still pretty much the story on open source phones.
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RE: Before I buy... is PinePhone actually open source? - by dukla2000 - 11-11-2020, 01:47 PM

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