Rob. S. 1,476 Posted March 11, 2021 Share Posted March 11, 2021 (edited) I thought it might make sense to start a new thread after the Pro¹ X practically having become a new device, with several months ahead of us before we can hope to get one. Here's F(x)tec's latest info which came in via IndieGogo right now: Quote Dear Pro1-X backers, Firstly, we would just like to say thank you to those who sent us feedback over the last month. We read every single one of the IGG comments & responses and have tried to be as open and frank about the situation as we can. Despite the challenges for businesses globally, our commitment to the Pro1-X is full steam ahead and we want more than anything to succeed in delivering a smartphone that we are proud to stand behind to all of our backers. Ultimately, our end goal and vision for the device has not changed. We still aim to deliver the world's first consumer smartphone with Lineage OS out of the box, and a powerful Ubuntu Touch OS keyboard smartphone. Recent manufacturing updates: PCBA re-design is well and truly underway. Our design team has been working on the schematics of the Pro1-X for the new chipset, focussed on the re-wiring and redesigning. The team has also started working on the schematics for the 48MP Sony IMX586 Sensor ahead of April. So far, no issues have been encountered, progress has been good and we are on track to complete the schematic works by the end of the month. Following this, we will work on the layout in April. OS Development - we have also made some headway with the software development for Ubuntu Touch OS & Lineage OS. Qualcomm reference devices have been sent out to select developers to begin working on OS development for Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset. We’ve taken this approach so that our devs can start making progress with the additional OS's on a 662 architecture in parallel with the SoC redesign, hardware testing, and manufacturing. Work has also begun internally with Ubuntu Touch OS and one of our devs has got the OS up and running on a 662 reference device. Ubuntu Touch OS - given the number of comments & emails we have received regarding Ubuntu Touch OS development and its expected functionality with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, we wanted to give you as much info as we can: The Head of Technology from UBPorts Foundation has estimated that it will take up to 2 months to reach a stable Ubuntu Touch OS experience on the Pro1-X. This timeline is dependent on the availability of members from their core team and community porters to work on this project as they are super busy at the moment. With this in mind, mainline Linux support is expected to begin once the schematics are done (by the end of the month). We are aiming to have Ubuntu Touch OS stable by the time we start shipping devices, but this is ultimately dependent on how much progress our devs can make between now and August. If Ubuntu Touch is not quite ready/stable by then, we will give you the option to 1) keep Ubuntu Touch as your selected OS, or 2) change to Lineage OS or Android OS. You will then be able to flash Ubuntu Touch OS onto your Pro1-X at a later date once further progress has been made. After shipping devices in August, software development will continue to ensure we can eventually bring you the best Ubuntu Touch experience possible in terms of stability and OS upgrades. Other Ubuntu Touch info: Ubuntu Touch will work with a USB-C adapter for HDMI output. The maximum resolution when docked to an external screen is 1080p. We have recently updated our FAQ section, so please take a quick look if you still have any questions! As always, if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with [email protected] & we will get back to you as quickly as we can! Reason to stay optimistic after all, I'd say, despite the additional waiting time... Cheers, Robert Edited March 11, 2021 by Rob. S. 2 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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