PinePhone, PineTab and Pinebook Pro June Update
#21
https://www.replicant.us/
https://www.replicant.us/freedom-privacy...issues.php

These post is about if the pinephone is a match for getting
a replicant version?

I am not technical skilled to investigate the matter but I got some pieces of
information from replicant's email list.

The replicant team will not make a version of replicant for a phone, if the phone does not
have modem isolation.
Does the pinephone have modem isolation?

The replicant team does only have few resources. Therefore a
replicant version for the pinephone will only get provided
if the pinephone resembles already replicant
compatible phones because it cuts down the effort to
modify replicant.

Does the pinephone get a EC25 modem?

Is the modem connected by usb?

What chip will it use for the WiFi, Bluetooth?

What is the modem protocol?

Is the bootloader free software for the A64? Thank you.
#22
(06-30-2019, 10:21 AM)heocb Wrote: https://www.replicant.us/
https://www.replicant.us/freedom-privacy...issues.php

These post is about if the pinephone is a match for getting
a replicant version?

I am not technical skilled to investigate the matter but I got some pieces of
information from replicant's email list.

The replicant team will not make a version of replicant for a phone, if the phone does not
have modem isolation.
Does the pinephone have modem isolation?

The replicant team does only have few resources. Therefore a
replicant version for the pinephone will only get provided
if the pinephone resembles already replicant
compatible phones because it cuts down the effort to
modify replicant.

Does the pinephone get a EC25 modem?

Is the modem connected by usb?

What chip will it use for the WiFi, Bluetooth?

What is the modem protocol?

Is the bootloader free software for the A64? Thank you.

PinePhone has the EG25 modem, which is the Global LTE version of EC25.

The LTE modem connected by USB bus.

The Wifi/BT chip is RTL8723BS.

Modem protocol is AT command set.

The A64 bootloader is open source and maintained by Sunxi.
#23
(06-28-2019, 11:25 AM)JustinaRubyO Wrote: Will it be possible to convert the ISO keyboard Pinebook to an ANSI keyboard pinebook by replacing the keyboard and the keyboard mask plate?


That's a quite good question. Knowing I can replace the iso keyboard some time later will let me confidently order a 1. batch laptop.
#24
Quote:PinePhone has the EG25 modem, which is the Global LTE version of EC25.

The LTE modem connected by USB bus.

The Wifi/BT chip is RTL8723BS.

Modem protocol is AT command set.

The A64 bootloader is open source and maintained by Sunxi.

Thank you for the answer.
I have forwarded it on replicant's email list.

(07-09-2019, 07:43 PM)Der Geist der Maschine Wrote:
(06-28-2019, 11:25 AM)JustinaRubyO Wrote: Will it be possible to convert the ISO keyboard Pinebook to an ANSI keyboard pinebook by replacing the keyboard and the keyboard mask plate?
Can you explain what the iso and ansi keyboard is about? What is the difference?
Does the pinephone not come without a keyboard?
If so and there is a demand for a ansi keyboard, will somebody not
make it?
#25
(07-13-2019, 06:43 AM)heocb Wrote: Can you explain what the iso and ansi keyboard is about? What is the difference?
Does the pinephone not come without a keyboard?
If so and there is a demand for a ansi keyboard, will somebody not
make it?

ISO and ANSI are standards for physical key layouts of keyboards.
The main difference is the number of keys … IIRC a full-size ANSI keyboard has 104 keys, a full-size ISO KB should have 105 keys (part of the left shift key is split off to add an additional symbol key) and a full-size JIS keyboard (mainly used in Japan) should have 107 keys.
#26
https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/re.../Pinephone

The schema in the link contains some questions about the pinephone's specifications. Please answer
them if you can. Thanks.


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