New Life in Openmoko Phones

Toni Mueller support at
Tue May 19 23:31:11 CEST 2009


On Tue, 19.05.2009 at 17:02:52 +0100, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:52:22AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > That still doesn't explain why removing one of the two accelerometers is
> > a good idea.  What is the benefit?  Why not remove them both?
> > Is it that all the programs that use the accelerometers (as of now) only
> > use one of the two?
> There are possible uses for two, the least of which are redundancy and
> double checking.

I guess that everyone who intends to use the device as a navigation
system would welcome the two accelerometers for improved precision, and
to better and longer guess the position/orientation of the vehicle
while not having GPS, eg. in a tunnel.

> I'm curious about the expected benefits as well. But the wiki only states
> facts and not the reasoning behind them...

Yes, and that's imho not really motivating.

Kind regards,

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