Terminology (was: Charging Neo Freerunner via USB port)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Sat Apr 19 15:37:23 CEST 2008


you really need to set the terminology straight here otherwise we spread FUD.

Feature phones only differ between talk time and standby time.
For us, it's a bit more complicated, since we have more modes.

Can we agree on the following:

usage time = CPU is powered on, lots of peripherals have power and you're 
actually talking and doing lots of things.

standby time = CPU is powered on, but the display and most peripherals are off 
to save power. You are doing something that requires the CPU to be on though.

suspend time = CPU is powered off. only gsm (and RTC and some other wakeup 
sources) are listening for events.

Now I _personally_ expect the following from FreeRunner:

usage time = 2 to 8 hours, depending on what you're actually doing
standby time = 10 hours
suspend time = 2-3 days

More information about the community mailing list