[Gta04-owner] Beta Tester's Report on qtmoko v40
S.Dyroff at phytec.de
Mon Feb 27 09:57:36 CET 2012
now I used the weekend to play with QtMoko v40. First of all: Thanks for
the quick update!
Starting the phone
Now it seems that I always get the possibility to enter my PIN already at
Would it be possible to add units to the values in NeoControl? Or even to
choose reasonable units? For example: It's easy to guess that "Voltage:"
is being displayed in µV, but V or at least mV would of course be much
more common. And what are the units of "Charge:", "Energy:" and
"Temperature:"? I tried to guess that "Temperature:" is in 1/10 °C, but
then the battery always should be about 26-31°C warm, what it isn't.
Exactly the same behaviour as it has been in v39: You call a number, let
it ring once or twice, then touch "End Call". The called phone will
continue to ring as long until you it pick up.
The problem with the wrong "missed call" messages really seems to be
fixed. But why do I get the ring tone at maximum 8 times and then only the
display continues to show me that someone tries to ring me up?
Erasing "Missed call" messages
The same behaviour as v39. But OK, it wasn't listed in the list of
differences, either. Please remember: You try to delete individual "missed
call" messages instead of all at once. The menu gives you the option
"delete". You'll get the question "Delete Call History Item" "Are you sure
you want to delete this item from the call history?". Choose "yes" and
wonder why the item is still there...
Seems to work fine.
Handling the touch
I don't think that I'll get familiar with that behaviour. For me it's just
nasty. Please give me at least a hint where I can play with what values
and I'll try to squeeze out a more comfortable touch reaction.
I hoped it will work now in an easy way. So I did the following:
- "Settings" / "Internet" / "New" / "GPRS"
- "Account": Entering APN and an arbitrary username (with my ordinary
smartphone this will work). Also to be sure I selected "Startup mode":
After returning I wonder why I see "GPRS Offline" because I extra selected
"Always online". But at least I found that when selecting the item, I'll
get an option "Start" within the menu. Result: I'll see "GPRS On Demand".
But I insist I extra choosed "Always online", before!!
Besides: A "3" now appeared in the item for the net strength where before
neither a "G" nor a "3" has been. But when I try "Arora web browser"
(thanks for the clear name, now!), I still get no connections.
After the first boot of the new QtMoko v40 I neither had a "G" nor a "3"
within the icon. After setting up the APN as being described before, I got
the same behaviour as already has been pointed out for v39. Perhaps this
information will help you to better understand the values you receive from
the modem. I claim there's some mode switching and the meaning of the
values differs between the these three modes "", "G" and "3".
I'm still interested in learning what a green shining power button means.
You'll get this state for a while during the beginning of the boot
Even with an external antenna I don't get anything else than a "+" and a
"-" each in a circle and a timer "Wait for fix". After several tries, each
waiting for some minutes, I gave up. The only thing that I could find out
is that when I touch on the screen, I'll additionally get a third circle
with a point in it and a little cross in the middle of the screen. But by
far there's no help available that could tell me what's going on...
Installing own applications
@Radek: I've seen your screenshots and found it very interesting that
obviously in former times you had a ZX Spectrum. I had a TI-99/4A and on
my Ubuntu notebook I also run an appropriate emulator under wine. Of
course it would be nice to have it under QtMoko. And the Firefox, and so
on... But for the bloody beginners: Are there some explanations how to
work with QX in general?
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