[SHR] Miscellanious minor issues

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Thu Jan 29 14:42:18 CET 2009

Pander wrote:

> Reason for this would be that it is clear for the user that the GPS
> hardware is consuming power because this device has to be efficient with
> power usage. There is no other way of finding this out for a normal user.

The gps is on only when needed. It is always off when the phone boots 
up. It gets turned on when you start something that uses it, such as 
tangogps or navit. And then it is turned off immediately when the last 
gps-using app exits.

So you know that the gps is on when you're running some gps-using app, 
and you know it is powered off when you don't. At least that is how it 
is supposed to work.

Tangogps displays how many satellites are in use. It'd be nice to have a 
miniature xgps-like window/icon on the top bar when the gps is in use - 
it'd show the current constellation which is cool and more interesting 
than just the number. But this is just a gimmick, there are many things 
that are more pressing. Such as working wifi. . .

Helge Hafting

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