Life is too short...
Pine Micro depends far too heavily on "the community" to finish their products for them; my time is far too valuable to do that---as is most people's, I'm sure.
In Pine's defense, their transparency---regarding the development of their hardware---is outstanding, mostly...when they want it to be (see below). They publish all aspects, including all warts, along the way, of the development of a product.
They (it) cranks out superb-sounding (and spec'd) hardware, but there has never been a more pointed case of a firm answer to the question, "What's more important---the hardware or the software?". There is only one answer, when the proper operation of a device depends upon software: BOTH. This applies to everything which Pine Micro designs: PinePhone, Pinebook Pro, PineTab, PineNote, PineTime...
When the Pinebook Pro was introduced, it sounded like the answer to a prayer---a 14" Linux laptop in a magnesium case, no less, with more than reasonable specs, for $199.00.
Great hardware. The only fly in the ointment is that the software development (anybody's OS, and Bios) still---after two years or more--- isn't at the place called "final, complete product, ready to be your 'daily driver' ".
The Pinebook Pro was the lead article in a widely-read US-based technical online publication about 1 1/2 years ago, and no follow-up was ever published. The author had some problems, and his parting words were that he'd continue with his review when he'd gotten some answers from Pine.
Nothing more was ever published.
I was all set to buy the Pinebook Pro (for the third time) when I happened to read in one their forums that a critical laptop function still was not working, after about 2 years. I posted a polite question in their monthly update about this, something like, "Was the XXXX problem ever resolved?". The question not only was not answered, but the question was completely gone a short time later. Draw your own conclusions.
Now it seems the price has jumped from $199 to $299. Nope. Life's too short...