Community update, January 2, 2008

Michael Shiloh michael at
Thu Jan 3 05:51:06 CET 2008

Hello everyone,

Next week at CES we will formally preview GTA02 to the public. We are 
doing this at an invitation-only media event, and not the general show 

To coincide with this we are sending out a press release tomorrow morning.

The bulk of the press release discusses the hardware features of GTA02, 
of which you are all well aware. I would like to let you know of two new 

1. GTA02 is given a name: FreeRunner

2. We think that FreeRunner will be available in spring. This is based 
on our estimation of what remains to be done with regards to hardware 
testing and software test.

We will be showing a prototype of GTA02 hardware, aimed at software 
developers. It is not consumer-ready software. To quote the press 
release: "The FreeRunner will be previewed at CES and ship later this 
spring-- first to developers and then to end users as software for the 
new hardware features becomes available."

Other minor updates:

We still have not received the signed agreement from TI allowing you to 
upgrade your own GSM firmware, so those of you who need the new firmware 
in order to use your SIM card should allow me to do it for you. Contact 
me off-list for my shipping address: michael at

Want to help us close bugs? We have made a massive attempt to sort the 
bugs in Bugzilla. A host of bugs that need work are owned by me 
(michael at and community participation on these is 
particularly welcome. Some need to be fixed, some need to be confirmed 
fixed or not reproducible, and others need a decision as to whether they 
are worth fixing or not. Take a look at these bugs and let me know if 
any speak to you.

That's all for now. If any of you will be at CES drop me a line and 
we'll see if we can connect. We have a pretty busy schedule but I will 
especially try to make time to see OpenMoko community members.

Best wishes,

More information about the community mailing list