[Klug-general] Linux phones
J D Freeman
klug at quixotic.org.uk
Thu Jul 12 15:27:34 BST 2007
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On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 03:06:09PM +0100, Dan Attwood wrote:
> My impending change of jobs will mean for the first time ever i'm going to
> have ot pay for my mobile bills - oh the horror!
Shocking. Welcome to the real world.
> As a result i'm going to have to get a new phone and sim card. Ideally of
> course i'd the like the phone to have good linux support for backing up
> numbers, shifting pics around etc via bluetooth. And of course in a perfect
> world the phone it's self would be running linux as well. The phone will
> also have to be on the vodapahone network as thats what my partner has and
> we want to take advantage of her free minutes.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
Tho this depends alot on what sort of phone you want. IMHO camera's on
phones suck such large donkey balls that they are a waste of time. As
such I avoid them. I also find that occasinally I am on sites which ban
camera phones, but allow phones.
I also find that bluetooth support is less than perfect, so I use a
cable to back up my phone.
Ultimately, steve jobs has a point, the killer ap on a phone is making
calls. Something that the low end nokias are really good at, and not
As for a phone running linux. I personally do not buy into this ideal
that every chip should be running linux. Linux is a general purpose OS
which works well on general purpose computers, and can be made to work
relatively well on many embedded platforms. This doesn't make it the
best there is for this. Whilst its not open source (boo his) Epoc is a
far better OS for this sort of platform. That said I quite like VX works
for embedded stuff, but thats mainly cos its very well tried and tested
(hint the two nasa mars rovers run on it IIRC).
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