Ubuntu Touch based on 20.04 finally comes to the original PineTab

PineTab with Ubuntu Touch OTA-3 based on Focal Fossa

Throughout this week the OTA-3 of the Ubuntu Touch based on Ubuntu 20.04. After raising the base to Focal Fossa The numbering was restarted, so it will have to be referred to only as "OTA-3". When the time comes we will publish an article (we have already done it) with the new features included in this version, but here we bring good news for those who were patient and kept the original PineTab even when it seemed to have been completely abandoned.

I could not. I got rid of it and, honestly, I don't even remember when. In any medium through which support or information was requested about what would happen to the pinetab In the original, responses were received such as "not enough were sold" or information was read about an operating system leaving support. With that, with a Xenial TELEports.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-3 comes to PINE64 devices

But things could change a lot soon. I won't be able to report on the extent to which it does this because I no longer have one, but UBports has added all PINE64 devices to its list of compatible devices, specifically the PinePhone, PinePhone Pro, PineTab and PineTab2. In all cases include the “beta” tag, but beta is more than nothing. In fact, I had the PineTab for more than two years and I don't remember ever being on the stable channel; I was always in the Dev.

The installation must be done via recording, doing the "flash", which is burning the image on an SD card or hard drive. Images are available at this link, and to install it in the internal memory you should do what is explained in this article on JumpDrive: the image of Jump Drive In an SD, the SD is inserted into the device and it is booted connected to a computer. The PC will recognize it and allow any compatible image to be installed.

It is not clear how far the functionalities will go after the update. With a little luck it is possible to use Libertine (repository applications with graphical interface). If it is, maybe I was hasty in getting rid of mine...

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