Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Sat Apr 19 20:10:50 CEST 2008

Beautifully put. Mickey, I'm putting this in the quickstart guide, 
clearly labeled "expected" and not yet verified.


Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> Guys,
> 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
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