SHR status

Tony McKeehan mckeea at
Mon Oct 19 06:00:35 CEST 2009

I have personally had many troubles with SHR in the past. For one, I 
don't think the Contacts application has ever worked for my SIM card. It 
immediately crashes. It might be because it hasn't finished loading all 
of the contacts from SIM, but crashing is a poor way of handling this 
issue. Also, the lack of a true 'phone' UI seems to be missing the point 
(although Launcher does some to fix this). Another thing is that I don't 
enjoy the laggy graphics. Even by setting it to sw_16, it just looks 
tacky. Not a good decision to have to make.

That being said, I find the custom Settings apps to be fantastic. The 
only thing that has never worked is the wifi connect stuff, and I think 
that it's a problem that everyone has. The illume themes are also very 
good on the eyes. I'm very impressed with the progress made so far.

Overall, not for me. I tend to stick with QtMoko/H:1 for reliable phone 
service and stability. QtMoko's v14 is almost out of the 'getting it to 
work on the freerunner' stage and onto the 'lets make it a better OS 
overall' stage which shows the immense progress. H:1 is making huge 
advancements with their new rev5RC1. The only real issue with it is the 
lack of ringtone profiles and the wifi app is rather primitive (but you 
can load others, obviously). I think if you want to have a true 
'reliable phone' you should head to one of the ones I just talked about. 
If you want to be a part of cutting edge phone development, with all of 
the quirks and caveats, then SHR is what you want.

Now all we need is for Android-on-Freerunner to fix the glamo issue so 
it's not laggy and increase the sound quality of calls, and the 
Freerunner will be making its way to stardom.


W.Kenworthy wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 21:46 +0100, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 08:49:02PM +0200, Michal Brzozowski wrote:
>>> 2009/10/18 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at>
>>>> I'm using SHR Unstable as a daily phone. Has quirks, but IMHO SHR Testing
>>>> should
>>>> become what SHR Unstable is right now before the next sync.
>>> What date is your SHR-u from? I'm using one from August with some updates
>>> and I miss phone calls from time to time. Is there a new one that seems to
>>> have reliable telephony?
>> Current SHR Unstable. All updates applied. And define "reliable" telephone...
>> More or less reliable than current testing? :)
>> Rui
> Define "reliable telephony" as - "at least as good as the cheap ~$au100
> phones available from your local carrier".
> Freerunner: much less :(
> Billk
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