I'd rather have something to wake the Pyra up every 30 Seconds or every Minute to check Messages.The battery life of the pyra as a phone will depend if the modem can wake up the pyra from sleep (S2 or S3 state) when it receives a call/sms.
Does anyone know if it can?
That'll just fix my phone and will delay the Pyra. You need to accept defeat before things'll go smoothly.iFixIt Toolkit is pretty solid for this work
What kind of phone is it we're talking about here? Old, yes - good thing. The older the hardware the easier it is to fix. Old hardware tends to be assembled with a few dozen screws and minimal adhesive. New hardware pieces seem to be dipped in gunk and stuck together like some 3rd grade art project.That'll just fix my phone and will delay the Pyra. You need to accept defeat before things'll go smoothly.
And there's a lot of things wrong with my phone, not just the USB port, I basically need to rebuild it if I'm going to fix it.
Actually I'm using QR-Codes quite often to quickly transfer URL's or (longer system) passwords from my desktop-pc to my smartphone. On Kubuntu you can create QR-Codes from your clipboard with one mouseclick....
Who uses QR and or NFC frequently?
I don't use it because the only wide use of QR in public is for advertisement.
And I have not seen a single use for NFC till now.
There is no such thing as a sleep state on an ARM SoC. In fact, the Pandora's "standby" mode only does some aggressive throttling and turns everything else off, the CPU itself just keeps running.The battery life of the pyra as a phone will depend if the modem can wake up the pyra from sleep (S2 or S3 state) when it receives a call/sms.
That was the original sleep state. Notaz eventually pulled two more low power tricks out of it: the first actually put the CPU to sleep and was able to give an estimated 2 months between charging, the second was massive improvements to the governor and some other CPU tweaks that, when idle, consumed virtually no power, giving as much as 2 weeks of idle time, even while technically not sleeping.The Pandora's sleep state is (I think) turn off screen and any peripherals and set the system cpu clock max to something like 100MHz
It should not be difficult to adapt https://github.com/akemnade/simple-gsmgui to the different modem AT commands.Does any SW need to be written for PYRA to be used as a phone?
If so, has development started on it?
Thanks, I hope that too
When I preordered the Pyra I was thinking the same, sort of like "You know... waiting for the Pandora did not feel THAT long". I was wrong, it felt like it took forever, I remember now...It really doesn't seem that long, but I do now consider myself quite deeply nub deprived.
Which videogames crash? I don't recall a videogames crash, and I played new releases (out of hundreds per year) for the whole of the 80s. Was it a US-centric thing?That's a pinball table, made 1980. There was a vertically scrolling shooter by the Bitmap Bros by that name in 1988, the prequel to it's much more famous sequel Xenon 2 Megablast. But my vote for X goes to Xevious, because it's a videogame by Namco from before the video games crash.