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= News =
 
= News =
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* 20090204 Koolu releases its Beta3 Android [http://freerunner.android.koolu.com/release-files release].
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** Changelog:
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*** Added GPS library that supports GPS under Android
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*** MAX_PROCESSES patch to enable more background processes to be run (fixes Pictures application)
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*** Added Dalvik optimization setting
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*** Started including 3rd party applications
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*** Updated user interfaces for GPS and Bluetooth to match new kernel
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*** Now report RSSI of Wifi signals to upper application layer
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*** Enable libsoundpool compilation to support audible clicks
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* 20090122 Koolu releases its Beta2 Android [http://freerunner.android.koolu.com/release-files release].
 
* 20090122 Koolu releases its Beta2 Android [http://freerunner.android.koolu.com/release-files release].
  
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* 20081104 The first Android-image has been successfully created by Sean McNeil!  - sms and calling works, wifi and bluetooth doesn't. [http://onlinedev.blogspot.com/2008/11/porting-android-phase-3-done.html ''news-source'']
 
* 20081104 The first Android-image has been successfully created by Sean McNeil!  - sms and calling works, wifi and bluetooth doesn't. [http://onlinedev.blogspot.com/2008/11/porting-android-phase-3-done.html ''news-source'']
 
 
  
 
= See also =
 
= See also =

Revision as of 07:35, 6 February 2009

Android is one of the many distributions that currently work on the Openmoko phones. You can compare a distribution with an Operating System on normal computers. It gives the phone all the software needed for operating. For more information about the different flavors, see distributions.

Contents

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Introduction

This page is the central place for documentation about Android on the Neo 1973 and FreeRunner handsets.

Android is a software stack for mobile devices developed by the The Open Handset Alliance. Although Android is publicised as being open source software (most of the source code has been released) parts of the code have not been released yet, namely the GSM library. This makes porting Android to the OpenMoko phones difficult. However, there are promises that the remaining parts of the code will be released.

A lot of work is being done to get Android functioning properly on the FreeRunner and it is likely, in the near future, to be the distribution closest to enabling the FreeRunner to function as an everyday phone.

Development 

See: Android porting

Usage

See: Android usage

Installation

See: Android on Freerunner

News

  • 20090204 Koolu releases its Beta3 Android release.
    • Changelog:
      • Added GPS library that supports GPS under Android
      • MAX_PROCESSES patch to enable more background processes to be run (fixes Pictures application)
      • Added Dalvik optimization setting
      • Started including 3rd party applications
      • Updated user interfaces for GPS and Bluetooth to match new kernel
      • Now report RSSI of Wifi signals to upper application layer
      • Enable libsoundpool compilation to support audible clicks
  • 20090122 Koolu releases its Beta2 Android release.
  • 20081219 Koolu releases its Beta Android Image and kernel.
  • 20081104 The first Android-image has been successfully created by Sean McNeil! - sms and calling works, wifi and bluetooth doesn't. news-source

See also

Personal tools

Android is one of the many distributions that currently work on the Openmoko phones. You can compare a distribution with an Operating System on normal computers. It gives the phone all the software needed for operating. For more information about the different flavors, see distributions.

Contents

Android.png

Introduction

This page is the central place for documentation about Android on the Neo 1973 and FreeRunner handsets.

Android is a software stack for mobile devices developed by the The Open Handset Alliance. Although Android is publicised as being open source software (most of the source code has been released) parts of the code have not been released yet, namely the GSM library. This makes porting Android to the OpenMoko phones difficult. However, there are promises that the remaining parts of the code will be released.

A lot of work is being done to get Android functioning properly on the FreeRunner and it is likely, in the near future, to be the distribution closest to enabling the FreeRunner to function as an everyday phone.

Development 

See: Android porting

Usage

See: Android usage

Installation

See: Android on Freerunner

News

  • 20090204 Koolu releases its Beta3 Android release.
    • Changelog:
      • Added GPS library that supports GPS under Android
      • MAX_PROCESSES patch to enable more background processes to be run (fixes Pictures application)
      • Added Dalvik optimization setting
      • Started including 3rd party applications
      • Updated user interfaces for GPS and Bluetooth to match new kernel
      • Now report RSSI of Wifi signals to upper application layer
      • Enable libsoundpool compilation to support audible clicks
  • 20090122 Koolu releases its Beta2 Android release.
  • 20081219 Koolu releases its Beta Android Image and kernel.
  • 20081104 The first Android-image has been successfully created by Sean McNeil! - sms and calling works, wifi and bluetooth doesn't. news-source

See also