[Gta04-owner] Crowdfunding an Ubuntu smartphone

Sven Dyroff S.Dyroff at phytec.de
Tue Aug 27 09:58:12 CEST 2013

Hello Neil,

> The reason it is a problem for GTA04 is not that it stops charging and 
> runs on battery, but that while on battery it uses too much current.

> It isn't possible to run purely of the mains current as that typically 
> provides 500mA, and I think the modem can occasionally need bursts in 
> of this.

I know that, but the fact that you always need the battery at least to 
iron out some bursts is no reason for letting it come down to 75% or even 

> If you had a device which would last for 5 days in standby, then during 
> 6-8 hours between when the battery finished charging and when you unplug 
> in the morning, it would use 8/120 of 1/15th of the battery. If your 
> shows you battery level with 5 (or even 10) bars, this would still show 
> full.

I guess GTA04 community would be happy if GTA04 would behave exactly this 

> Maybe we should give it a try.


> Btw i wonder how the things are working in Freerunner. IIRC it's battery 
> current_now=0 when the phone is charged full (i have FR at home so cant 
> but i am quite sure).

Perhaps a Goldcap somewhere?

Best regards
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