@qrstuv none of the popup books I scanned in seem to work right any more????

@khm how is the screen response time on the pine note?

@holorose it's not quite as fast as the Remarkable 2, but I had to pay real close attention to discern that. I'd say it's firmly in the 'works fine' category if you're writing text. I don't know about art stuff.

Bear in mind this is running the stock Android OS it ships with -- no telling what the future holds once we get a better OS working.

@khm can you connect a keyboard to the pine and run drawterm? (I built some apk for android with external keyboard and mouse support)

@sirjofri I haven't really messed with the stock OS much. I've been working on trying to boot a regular linux kernel. It was nice of them to include a usb-c UART breakout in the box!

@khm I only have the pinephone, but I also noticed some nice features. It makes a solid impression

@sirjofri I have the pinephone, which I regard as a failed product at this point (I still cannot make or receive calls, and they've released the successor product, so I don't really expect much)

I also have the pinebook pro, the pinepower chargers, and the pinecil soldering iron. The chargers and the soldering iron are by far their best products. The pinebook pro is ... ok, but after all this time and still no mainline linux support, bad video drivers on bsd, I just never use the damn thing.

@khm have you ever tried something 9-ish on one of the devices? I plan to build a ninephone with a proper 9front with an adjusted (but maybe compatible) UI. Currently I'm not so much thinking about the modem stuff, I hope that some people will jump on the train once we have a running OS on it.

@sirjofri aside from running drawterm, no. I'm not sure what the benefit would be of a plan 9 kernel on these things (aside from the pinebook pro, but nobody's made any progress there). I'm not sure a phone or tablet with no power management is desireable. Figuring out how to make use of the Pinebook Pro big.LITTLE architecture might be cool, though.

@khm I plan to build a proper ninephone ideally including power management, modem and plan 9-worthy UI+touchscreen input. It'll be a big project.

Until then (and with a working Plan 9 standard system) you have a handheld computer you can connect to a monitor etc and that's it. But I want more.

I mean, you can totally have a plan 9 controller in your hand which controls all other machines in your network, use it as the single factotum for your personal stuff on all other machines, ...

@sirjofri That definitely sounds like a big project. I do not want such a device, personally; I prefer my computers in datacenters, or, if necessary, my office.

@khm that's a solid argument. I'd like to play around with it and give 9front on a phone a chance. I can also imagine that some people might like it and develop apps for it etc

@khm been wanting one of those

How stable is just the general book reading/browsing experience? Have you found any weird bugs?

@big_louse The pine note stock Android handles things relatively normally. I don't really use these for book readin'; I have a couple kobo devices I use for that.

I haven't hit any weird bugs on either of them as far as reading epubs or pdfs. The remarkable just prints epubs to pdf to read them (which takes forever) so that's moot. The pine note does something different which I haven't got to the bottom of, because I keep trying to boot normal linux on it instead.

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