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Analyzing 4GB RAM

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. rSl

    rSl The Pyrates of Pestulon are GO, again!

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    thanks for the update ed!
    no problem with 2gb ram here. maybe my (future) shiny stationary pyra-board gets more of this.
    fingers crossed that formaction really gets into action, now!

    we, pyrates always look to the positive and never drop our heads! :)
     
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  2. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    If I have to load android to use it as a phone, then I won't be using my Pyra as a phone.
     
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  3. ible

    ible Advanced Guard Tower

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    i would also prefer a native solution, preferably in ncurses.
     
  4. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I'm not that old school. While that would be a cool proof of concept I'd love to see, to actually use it as an everyday phone type device, I'd like a daemon that talks to the system tray and pops up notifications when I get a call or a text or something. With maybe a button I can use to bring up a dialler. I guess a UI for sending texts might be more tricky, but something I could drop a text file onto that would give me a dialler to enter the number. Having an address book/contacts would be nice too, but that can come down the line.
     
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  5. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Retreaux

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    C'mon guys. Don't you want to relive the good ol' days, and use your Pyra as a phone?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. dracmas

    dracmas Still Fresh

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    Now that you mention it, if Android does boot on the pyra do you think voice/data would work correctly?
     
  7. Gremblo

    Gremblo Hi, how was your day?

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    It's nice to see that there is a end in sight with the memory issues and hardware in general. :)
    Hopefully a proper fix will be nice and simple!

    So close the hype is killing me :D!
     
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  8. Bernd

    Bernd Active Member

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    I thought about using one of the built in mikrocontroller to check frequently for incoming calls and blink the back-LED & rumble if that's the case.
    (Or trigger an event if the lid is open)

    And an adressbook is the simplest thing.
    More interesting would be to link the Thunderbird adressbook to the phone part to prevent redundant data.
     
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  9. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    Somehow I have the feeling the solution to the 4GB issue and the final production timeline of the case will accidentily allign :) Let the pyra magick happen....
     
  10. guacamole

    guacamole Optimist

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    I only got the 4GB version because I could. If it can't be quickly/easily fixed, I'll be fine with 2GB.
     
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  11. PCXT

    PCXT Member

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    Thanks for update, ED!

    So it will be impossible to control GSM module from Linux by e.g. stuffing AT commands to some /dev/... ? It must be Android?
    Android, parasitizing on "open source" opinion, is not in spirit of open source and one of the most disastrous mean of "vendor lock-in" strategy propagation by proprietary "apps" for things which can be made with widely available technologies, as well as depending simple services on uncertain hostings. This is the last thing I would want on PDA.
    I'm targeting with GSM-less version.
     
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  12. Binky

    Binky Death's Steed Staff Member

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    Whoever said that?

    My understanding was that we lack a nice UI for the phone features, but they're fundamentally very simple to access. As you say, you throw AT commands at a serial port, and monitor some audio device for voice.
     
  13. hns

    hns Very Active Member

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    1. use /dev/ttyACM0 for sending AT commands to the Pyra modem
    2. You can get Android functionality and quite high compatibility by using Replicant (if that project is not starving from missing developers).
     
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  14. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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  15. TheOldOne

    TheOldOne Fallen Paladin

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    I've said it before I can do 99.99% of what I want to do with the Pyra with 2GB of RAM.
     
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  16. JDTAY

    JDTAY Very Active Member

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    So, ED, did you switch to that awesome new company, or this is that dumb old company that will finally produce the cases on Friday?
     
  17. AndiTheBest

    AndiTheBest Active Member

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    I already have developed a "nice UI" that communicates with the modem, rings on an incoming call, let you choose the provider, provides sms functionality and imports contacts from a google-contact-csv-export.
    You will get it after i got a pyra ;)
     
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  18. dracmas

    dracmas Still Fresh

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    What about MMS media texts? I don't think it uses the same protocol as SMS does it?
     
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  19. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Active Member

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    ED, get this gentleman his Pyra ;)

    Seriously though, when discussions turn to software over hardware, this is when I feel one can become truly excited; it's a much more comfortable domain for me, and suggests we're just a little closer to the "waxing and polishing" phase :)
     
  20. Swordfish II

    Swordfish II Very Active Member

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    Will you be able to do MMS though?

    I had and loved my Nokia N900 but MMS was not supported. There was a community project that provided some support but it never actually worked for me or others.
     

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