Is a FreeRunner sufficient for me?
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
rms at 1407.org
Thu Jun 18 21:40:03 CEST 2009
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 07:14:06PM +0100, Al Johnson wrote:
> On Thursday 18 June 2009, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 04:23:34PM +0300, Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Al
> > >
> > > Johnson<openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > > >> Can I still receive phone calls while the FreeRunner is suspended?
> > > >
> > > > Of course! It wouldn't be much use as a phone otherwise :-)
> > >
> > > You can even talk on the phone when FR is suspended! (yes, this is
> > > because Calypso, the GSM chip is separated from the main processor)
> > Not always. Currently when it happens I loose audio. But I liked that a lot
> > in Om2008.12
> I was going to say it was a bug because having the audio chip powered during
> suspend is a power leak. It sounds like this has been fixed.
While you're talking? Are you nuts? Energy being saved while you talk? :)
> > > > Best case scenario is 160hrs standby time IIRC.
> > >
> > > 140:
> > > http://totalueberwachung.de/blog/2009/06/03/freerunner-deep-sleep-standby
> > >-time
> > >
> > > There's also now some research going on on scaling the frequency of FR
> > > CPU - it'll save another 40mW or something.. So I think we can expect
> > > the battery lifetime to slowly go up to longer than one day.
> > To me it already lasts longer than one day, but one of my main uses is
> > actually as a phone :)
> Agreed. 2 or 3 days isn't unusual if I treat it like my phone. Start OSM
> logging on my bike and it's another matter!
Ok, you talk less than I do or your battery is in better shape :) I usually
get about a day and a half without charging, but also without getting to zero.
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