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[aprssig] Xastir on Google G1?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 30 03:58:04 UTC 2008



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> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:55:39 -0400
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org; magnus at yonderway.com
> From: droobie at maine.rr.com
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Xastir on Google G1?
> 
> At 12:24 AM 10/28/2008, Magnus wrote:
>>Greg D. wrote:
>>> So, my hope was that the G1 could be that end-all PDA.
>>
>>Check out the OpenMoko.  It won't be locked to any one service provider
>>(sure, Android is "open source".  But fat lot of good that does for the
>>end user if the phone won't run firmware images that lack an
>>authenticated digital signature from the service provider.)  It's
>>basically a Linux computer that makes phone calls that you can carry in
>>your shirt pocket or on your belt.
>>
>>The device is pretty crude right now but there is a lot of active
>>development going on to polish it up.  And of course, without having to
>>break into your own device, you can ssh into it and get a shell like any
>>other Linux computer.  From there, your imagination and will to succeed
>>are your limits.
> 
> http://gizmodo.com/5070738/openmoko-gta02-handset-rumored-to-join-the-android-party
> 
> Openmoko might be joining the Android party.
> 
> --Droo, K1XVM
> 
> 

Eh.  Excellent idea for the software, but the platform is lacking - appears to be missing a keyboard and camera, at least.
Non-starter for me, unfortunately.

Greg  KO6TH

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