Dial In/Out + SMS In/Out now works

Peter Rasmussen plr at udgaard.com
Thu Jan 24 21:06:54 CET 2008

Reg. battery life on the GTA01 Neo, I was wondering if anyone knows?

I have so far only been able to get around 6h of battery life out of it 
(full load to shutdown due to lack of power), and I won't complain about 
the battery icon showing that >50% battery is available when it suddenly 
anyway shuts down.

Is the GTA01 so badly equipped HW wise that it will not be possible to 
control its power usage, and to make it usable as a regular mobile phone?

I know there are some improvements on the GTA02 wrt. power management, 
but is the GTA01 a lost case?

I still hope to buy a GTA02 when it becomes available to us regular 
guys, but I would like to know if the GTA01 is a lost case wrt. power 


Peter Rasmussen wrote:
> With the recent image:
> http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/OpenMoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080123-fic-gta01.rootfs.tar.gz 
> I was able to make voice calls and messaging work on my GTA01, and 
> this is great progress seen from a user's perspective!
> The Message UI is rather puzzling, though, I was able to use it.
> If it is now possible to make the GTA01 handle battery power in a 
> decent way, i might actually become a really useful device, also for 
> regular usage. I don't usually want to carry more than one mobile 
> device with me, so my Neo still sits on my desk at home.
> Decent battery power handling would be:
> 1.Needing charge less than once each day, even when on 24/7.
> 2.Being able to keep charging and not loosing/disconnecting charging 
> while plugged in, see:
> http://bugzilla.openmoko.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1158
> I know that battery handling has improved on the GTA02, but I hope 
> that also the GTA01 will eventually be usable for common everyday use :-)
> Peter

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