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 Post subject: linux on iphone?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:19 pm 
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how long before it happens?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:15 pm 
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To be honest, phone hardware wise the iphone is pretty pathetic. It's two generations behind in cell data connectivity. One would be better off working on one of the other types of smart phones out there or even better http://www.openmoko.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:44 pm 
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http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/03/e ... t_lin.html

"Eight Great Linux Smartphones
Open-source, free as a bird and ready to make calls, this crop of
current and forthcoming Linux-based smartphones wants to wean you off
the proprietary teat. Some are for tinkerers, others (allegedly) for
actual consumers, but if you've had enough trying to get Windows
Mobile and Palm to do what you want them to do, this is where you can
get your *nix kicks...."

Complete with pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:03 pm 
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This also looks like an interesting project:

http://www.opencellphone.org/


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The opencellphone is coolest, of course, but I dont see it being very widespread.

I'm trying to get a FIC Neo1973 which runs OpenMoko. Right now I just have a super-basic phone as the crap software in "smartfones" annoys me too much to use. But I wouldn't mind opening a terminal to make a phone call. ;)

OpenMoko is a project running pretty much outside of FIC (the hardware producer). Like it uses openembedded.org's servers, and all their development happens there in the public. FIC is even selling full jtag gear to developers cheap.

Anyway, I look forward to finally getting my hands on a neo. The iphone doesn't interest me at all, except in that it has a multitouch display (see NYU's Jeff Han: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65 ).

-Jeff


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 Post subject: openmoko
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:46 am 
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sadly, according to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page it could be several months or more before a usable product is available for public consumption. it's a bummer because my Treo 650 (which integrates just fine with BLAG via jpilot) needs replacement and I'd like to use the opportunity to go with an open phone.


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I also have a Treo 650. Better than a Blackberry as one it not tied down to using BB servers. There's a few pages out there...

http://grack.com/programming/misc/TreoLinux.html
http://blog.printf.net/articles/2006/03 ... -650-linux
and a few more. Too tired and busy to make the time to try them out

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Quote:
Freescale Announces Integrated Linux BSP on Cellular Products
Freescale announced the support for the Linux® operating system on its cellular products....

http://edageek.com/2008/02/11/linux-app ... framework/

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:36 pm 
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Wow that Jeff Hans showing was amazing. Awesome display.


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I'm encouraged by the trailblazing of Qtopia and OpenMoko, but one big question remains: when can I pitch my Windows-hamstrung Treo 750 and get comparable functionality on a Linux-based smart phone?


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