At the core of our philosophy is the notion that PINE64 is a community platform. A simplistic point of view, often offered up and referenced online, is that ‘PINE64 does hardware while the community does the software’. While this depiction is not inaccurate, it is also a gross oversimplification. The fact that PINE64 is community driven doesn’t simply entail a one-way reliance on the community or partner projects for software support; it means that the community gets to actively shape the devices, as well as the social platform, of PINE64 from the ground up. The goal is to deliver ARM64 devices that you really wish to engage with and a platform that you want to be a part of. As such, the community – PINE64 – and the company PINE Microsystems Inc. are interlocked and intertwined, but separate entities.
The PinePhone is a smartphone created by Pine64, capable of running mainline Linux and supported by many partner projects. The "BraveHeart" edition was the first publicly-available version of the phone, though it came without a fully functional OS (factory test image) and was geared specifically towards tinkerers and hackers. People looking for a stable consumer-grade phone should wait for the final release, which is expected to occur in March 2020 and will be available for at least five years.
Samsung has quite a few good phones out there. But Samsung is also very annoying. They have so many different kinds of the same phone which is not really obvious.
The Galaxy Note 4 for example has 25 different kinds. That's the reason, you have to find out the model number first before you download / flash any Custom-ROMs, TWRP etc.
Some has another modem, two sim slots or whatever, but the main different can be the CPU. Qualcomms Snapdragon Wikipedia or Samsungs Exynos Wikipedia.
The Snapdragon CPU has a very good support (Custom-ROMs). We suggest to try to get a Snapdragon CPU.
Released, October 2014.
The Galaxy Note 4 is still a very good phone and now also with Linux possibilities!