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#81
Originally Posted by epninety View Post
A keyboard as good as a Psion5 would be a very big draw for me. It's very tempting, but between the GPD Pocket and Chens promised 'Lauta' homage, I don't think Gemini are going to get my money.
Thank you! It's an honour!

I apologise we are getting quiet recently - I want to make the Moto Keyboard Mod as good as I can, then I will focus on this successor. I only release the product I am happy with myself.

I am aiming for Mid-October that we can get all the Moto Keyboard business completed with R&D and I will make Lauta back to your hand.
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@handaxe, I may be wrong but I believe @gerbick was making an ironic remark about some missing zeroes.
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Info about linux in the comments:
They were only using the X25 chipset but I saw Linux via chroot from Android and also direct boot to Debian. They are using LK as the bootloader. The benefit of Linux inside Android was that you could use the android modem and wifi drivers and that you could do what you needed quickly without having to reboot. It also used an Android SDL Xserver.
 

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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
@handaxe, I may be wrong but I believe @gerbick was making an ironic remark about some missing zeroes.
Ah, quite right - not the actual downgrade but the one reported here. Less haste etc.
 

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#85
The guy met with the CEO and CTO of the company behind the Gemini PDA last night, and got his hands on their prototypes. Here is the report in his blog:
Digital devices for world travellers
Thursday, 14 September 2017
https://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/002303.html
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MWC America video showing Gemini PDA team :
Checking out a Phone with Android, Linux & a Physical Keyboard
Remember the Psion? I do. It was a pretty awesome PDA for its time and now it's back as the Gemini PDA. We spoke with Davide to find out why they're building it and who it's for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSNFgEyWBGo
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They now have a video showing their prototype doing some stuff:


I'm looking forward to seeing more of them!
 

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I played with the production samples at Gitex in Dubai. They look good, and the guys are working on getting Linux on the device.

Some of the problem is down to Mediatek, because their release is Android-only, which means things either have to be rewritten or libhybris has to be used to call the Android kernel drivers ó which means, in turn, being stuck on the same release as Android.

The Planet guys are pressuring Mediatek, and we should all do the same. One of the Mediatek guys actually told me that some of the kernel modules are written for them by Google. Iím not sure itís true, but things are probably more complicated than we would like!

Anyway, progress is being made. Iíll check in with the Planet guys here in London once work slows down a bit.

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Originally Posted by ttmooney View Post
I played with the production samples at Gitex in Dubai. They look good, and the guys are working on getting Linux on the device.

Some of the problem is down to Mediatek, because their release is Android-only, which means things either have to be rewritten or libhybris has to be used to call the Android kernel drivers ó which means, in turn, being stuck on the same release as Android.

The Planet guys are pressuring Mediatek, and we should all do the same. One of the Mediatek guys actually told me that some of the kernel modules are written for them by Google. Iím not sure itís true, but things are probably more complicated than we would like!

Anyway, progress is being made. Iíll check in with the Planet guys here in London once work slows down a bit.

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surprise surprise

they can't even support android properly. Every Android TV (sony, philips, TLC) is based on mediacrap SoC and every update to new android brought a bunch of new problems that were never resolved. They don't use officail android APIs
and bunch of stuff that worked on lollypop was broken with MM and never fixed. And those who did received Nougat still have the same problems.
 

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Originally Posted by ttmooney View Post
I played with the production samples at Gitex in Dubai. They look good, and the guys are working on getting Linux on the device.
That's very nice to hear!

Originally Posted by ttmooney View Post
Some of the problem is down to Mediatek, because their release is Android-only, which means things either have to be rewritten or libhybris has to be used to call the Android kernel drivers ó which means, in turn, being stuck on the same release as Android.
Do you know which are the problematic part? Ie. what works on the mainline kernel and what doesn't?

I personally would be okay with libhybris as well, as long as I can then use my preferred desktop environment and apps.

Originally Posted by ttmooney View Post
The Planet guys are pressuring Mediatek, and we should all do the same. One of the Mediatek guys actually told me that some of the kernel modules are written for them by Google. Iím not sure itís true, but things are probably more complicated than we would like!
I wouldn't be surprised if that were true.

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Anyway, progress is being made. Iíll check in with the Planet guys here in London once work slows down a bit.
If you do, please share the story with us.
 

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