[Tinkerphones] Tinkerphones...

Dr. Michael Lauer mickey at vanille.de
Thu Jul 14 10:13:50 CEST 2016

> Sure, Android provides a load of APIs but it looks like they were sort of
> broken or incomplete at the start, and each new revision tries to fix them
> while probably also being broken or incomplete. It's obscene that you need a
> GPU to run a mobile OS, and that you are expected to use a huge toolchain/SDK
> to develop for it. Forget about rebuilding the OS from scratch!

ACK. If it weren’t for the pathetic speed back at the time, a lot of people
found the idea of the Python-written Openmoko framework in v1 appealing.

Editing directly on the device, with the effects immediately
in place while the OS is running had its merits.

It would be cool to do something like this again, now that almost 10 years
have passed and the (mobile) hardware is so much faster.



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