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Manjaro ARM Beta 22 with Phosh (PinePhone / PinePhonePro)

Manjaro ARM developers announced the twenty-second BETA for PinePhone with Phosh. Those images either run the 5.16 kernel from Megi 3, which are is designed for the PinePhone or 5.16 kernel by Mobian 3, which supports the PinePhonePro.

Features:

  • Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well
  • Camera app with access to back and front camera, including autofocus
  • Auto-Rotate function and manual rotate
  • Welcome wizard for easy setup of the device
  • We have now a working Torch in the quick-access-menu
  • Prime phone functions working, including resume from deep-sleep and free speaking
  • Recording of audio works
  • Most applications got added to scale-to-fit
  • Haptic feedback functions are given
  • Optimized keyboard layout for terminal
  • Maps working with geolocate
  • Volume buttons working
  • Sensors fully functional
  • Easy access to Bluetooth, Wlan, Rotate and Mobile functions via quick settings
  • Default branch is arm-stable. This can be changed by editing /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
  • usage of callaudiod for better audio experience with calls
  • This image uses a Crust enabled uboot

Changes since Beta21

  • Kernel got updated to 5.16.7
  • Pipewire is at 0.3.45
  • Mesa is now at 21.3.5 1
  • Firefox is now at 96.0.3 2
  • Chatty got renewed to 0.6.1 1.
    • gained UI improvements and SMS/MMS enhancements
  • Calls got its first Beta 4 of 42 release series
    • got some more fixes in regard of SIP
  • Phoc is now at 0.12.0 and uses wlroots 0.14.1
    • got small fixes in regard of keyboard managmenet added
  • Phosh got updated to 0.15.0 4
  • Squeekboard is now at 0.16.0 2
    • adopted more the overall design/look
  • We updated the device profiles for Pinephone(Pro)
  • More fixes went into Pamac to have a better AUR support

A detailed list of package changes can be found here.

Currently broken:

  • GPS may not work as it should

Known issues

  • Chatty may crash with experimental features like MMS enabled. You may disable them via gsettings set sm.puri.Chatty experimental-features false if that is the case
  • UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
  • Doing a recording may result in noisy audio savings
  • Lots of apps are still missing or are not mobile friendly yet.

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