Wouldn’t it be desirable to get ubports a librem5 devkit? Purism and UBports are partnering to offer Ubuntu Touch as a supported operating system on Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone. So I thought they have received a kit long ago.
In Ubuntu Touch Q&A 46 from March 26 2019 they state that they still have none, but they already have the Pinephone devkit, although it should originally be released after the librem5. I quote:
Marius showed a Pinephone devkit. It works up to a point already after just a few days. It is version 1.1. of the kit.
This kit is very close to the final product. Sensors and cameras are now included. To remind you, this has no Halium. We can run natively, which is nice. It will have kill switches and a removable battery. No notch.
The Alwinner chip limits to the 3.10 kernel but it is being mainstreamed quite fast.
The eventual device is expected to retail for around $150.
Librem 5 devkit is not available yet.
What is the reason for this? Is there still a partnership with ubports?