Emergency call at boot time functionality (was Re: Windows CE on freerunner)
lothar.behrens at lollisoft.de
Fri Aug 22 12:51:59 CEST 2008
Am Freitag, den 22.08.2008, 21:48 +1200 schrieb robin paulson:
> Lothar Behrens wrote:
> > besides of WindowsCE and I don't like it on my phone for dayly use, I
> > like to ask another question:
> > There were some comments when booting Linux it take about 2-3 minutes.
> > And the commentary was
> > 'How to take an emergency call ?'
> > Would such a specialized uImage.bin able to manage such an emergency call ?
> > If so, why not developing such a secondary image and change the power on
> > screen by adding an emergency
> > button and let the user the change to do so ?
> > I think, this is very important.
> it's a nice idea, something like the splashtop BIOS used in asus
> problem is, you're relying on people thinking clearly, being able to
> make good logical decisions and correctly choosing the environment to
> boot into on startup. unfortunately, this is the last thing most people
> can do in the sort of high-stress situation which typically demands an
> emergency call.
> if you study some mobiles, they are able to make emergency calls without
> unlocking the screen, because manufacturers realise people can't even
> manage that simple task when they panic, even something they may do 20
> times a day
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splashtop
I have talked about boot options. At this time there is no locking
screen. Simply there should be a button to bypass the normal boot by
pressing and go into an emergency mode.
This way only 8 seconds may be remaining until a emergency call would be
possible. Not 2 minutes.
The unlock screen may have a top left area and a top right area. Right
would be normal unlock and left maybe emergency call.
You must have a lock, since otherwise you may accidantly issue an
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