ian douglas ian.douglas at iandouglas.com
Sat Apr 5 00:30:40 CEST 2008

I'm not saying that at all, and sorry if I gave that impression.

The hardware guys have stated that the battery life on the Freerunner 
will be MUCH better, and if you look through the mailing list archives, 
you'll see many, many discussions about why battery life is so low on 
the original Neo -- it *is* a developer's phone after all -- but they 
still hope to have a MUCH improved battery life on the GTA02. Still, 
OpenMoko IS a true multitasking environment, so the device itself is 
busier and requires more power than a standard mobile phone.

I seem to recall someone saying there might be a hardware issue on the 
original Neo causing the short battery life, and that the solution (for 
the Neo at least) for maintaining battery life after you turn the Neo 
completely off is to remove the battery for ~10-20 seconds and then 
reinsert it.

Again, this is my own recollection of what's been on the mailing list 
since I joined last fall. Others on the list can give much more 
authoritative answers. My initial answer of a true multitasking OS was 

Personally when I had my Neo, I only had the battery in the thing long 
enough to do some flash upgrades, to make a few phone calls to test out 
my AT&T and TMobile SIM cards, and to show it at the SCALE Linux expo 
here in Los Angeles back in February. Other than that, the battery was 
never kept in the Neo when it wasn't in use, precisely because of the 
power drain.


Peter Rasmussen wrote:
> So, what you're saying is that the platform we are using on the Neo is 
> not fit for a mobile?

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