wireless at tampabay
Jul 18, 2009, 1:56 AM
Post #5 of 9
> On Friday 17 July 2009 15:47:13 wireless wrote:
>> I'm planning on getting a cell phone so I can put openmoko
>> or embedded Gentoo on it. I live in Florida and
>> I think T mobile is the only operator for such phones.
>> Is this (Android) phone going to be to be converted to
>> embedded Gentoo in a reasonable fashion?
>> If not, I'm looking for a 'turnkey' purchase that either
>> comes with egentoo or that can be installed with
>> embedded gentoo.
>> Any suggestions are most welcome, as this is my first
>> effort to do this, so minimal pain is of keen interest.
>> Jumbo fonts (for us older folks) that hate glasses
>> is a big issue for me.
Maksim 'max_posedon' Melnikau wrote:
> Openmoko's Neo Freerunner is only one phone with which, you
> definitely has less problems than with others.
So on this phone you can install embedded Gentoo, or should I just
stick with OPenmoko and I'm not sure I know the difference.
So via a module, you can use this phone on which cellular provider
here in the US?
> I don't know Android's(and others linux based phones) status, but as
> I know most(or even all) of them have big issue
> closed GSM AT command specs, so, on most of them you
> can install gentoo, but it will be PDA, not phone.
A PDA is not what I need. I want a hackable embedded gentoo
cell phone or with something like openmoko or android where
somebody has put some form of embedded linux on it, in an open
format for other to hack too.
So, what I ask for, a 'dev kit' that runs embedded gentoo, openmoko
or some hackable form of linux does not yet exist in an
cell phone (arm) package?