PinePhone postmarketOS Community Edition Is Now Available to Order

Unveiled in mid-June, the PinePhone postmarketOS Community Edition is now ready for pre-order, just in time to replace the PinePhone UBports Community Edition with Ubuntu Touch, whose campaign has ended on July 13th. It is sad that you can’t order a PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch pre-installed, but the good news I want to share with you today is that there’s now a PinePhone edition that ships with postmarketOS and boasts 3GB of RAM instead of 2GB RAM as previous models. What’s postmarketOS? It’s a free and open-source operating system for smartphones featuring the GNOME-based Phosh user interface developed by Purism for their Librem 5 Linux phone. It comes with basic phone functionality like phone calls, SMS, mobile data, and Wi-Fi, as well as full disk encryption.