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Old 26th June 2011, 23:36   #4261
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What phone is Nokia N900? As far as I know it was never released and will never be, as per Nokia itself! Maybe you mean N9. It is still not available so cannot comment on batte..
Nokia N900 was released way back in 2009.
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Nokia N900 was released way back in 2009.
Yes. Am having one. It runs on Maemo. Good phone for developers.
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Nokia N900 was released way back in 2009.
Oh its a 2 year old phone. I thought you were talking about the recent one (N9).

Anyway googled up on N900 and it has a 600 MHz processor! Obviously it is going to give you better battery life than todays 1/1.2 GHz monsters (not to talk of dual cores). So its not really a valid reference point.

I charged my HTC sensation yesterday morning. Was on wifi for major part of the day and played chess, scrabble and few levels of angry birds and few laps of Raging Thunder, few calls, mails and downloaded 2 new apps. Data services and all syncs were then disabled for night. I am still on like 50% battery with 24 hours gone! Thats pretty decent for a 1.2 GHz dual core device with 4.3 inch screen!!!
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Hmm.. I run Gingerbread (2.3.3) on my Desire.
Heard that HTC is actually getting Gingerbread on Desires. (Read on engadget)
Howdy? My Desire (bought in India) doesnt show any available updates to the firmware. Did you get yours outside India or ar you running Cynogenmod?
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Anyway googled up on N900 and it has a 600 MHz processor! Obviously it is going to give you better battery life than todays 1/1.2 GHz monsters (not to talk of dual cores). So its not really a valid reference point.
Hardware (CPU / board baseband) is not the issue here.

The same phone run Nokia's OS and Android.

So, on the same hardware you can run both OS instances and compare battery performance.

If you are a software developer and you company has professional relationship with suppliers, you can even evaluate this on reference boards for Tegra 2 / OMAP / Cortex.
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Had a chance to play with my friend's S S2. What a phone!!

I am no phone expert but this thing is really cool.

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Price :-)
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...or are you running Cynogenmod?
Spot on! Clevermax CM7ed his phone!
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Hello Folks,

Can someone offer me some help in upgrading my Garmin phone to CM7

Specs of the phone are as below.

CPU: Qualcomm 7227 600MHz Memory: 512MB SDRAM+512MB SLC + 4G eMMC Flash
Thanks
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Oh its a 2 year old phone. I thought you were talking about the recent one (N9).

Anyway googled up on N900 and it has a 600 MHz processor! Obviously it is going to give you better battery life than todays 1/1.2 GHz monsters (not to talk of dual cores). So its not really a valid reference point.

I charged my HTC sensation yesterday morning. Was on wifi for major part of the day and played chess, scrabble and few levels of angry birds and few laps of Raging Thunder, few calls, mails and downloaded 2 new apps. Data services and all syncs were then disabled for night. I am still on like 50% battery with 24 hours gone! Thats pretty decent for a 1.2 GHz dual core device with 4.3 inch screen!!!
That 600 mhz processor (OMAP 3630) is built on a 65 nm process. The 1 ghz+ phones and the dual cores are built on a newer 45/40 nm process. At least for single cores the power consumption will be similar or even lower than the older 65 nm parts.

Battery life is simply poor on android in general. It improved somewhat with Gingerbread as it had some additional power management features. I know battery life depends on a lot of things like screen size (and technology), brightness settings, data services/sync options, background programs, etc But on the whole android devices get lower battery life than say iOS or Windows Phone 7 devices. IMHO the solution (temporary..until they improve power management in general) is simply to provide larger batteries. The Moto Atrix has the largest stock battery of them all at 1930 mAh. I would appreciate it if other manufacturers also offered bigger batteries by default and not sacrifice battery capacity in the interest of looks. I personally dont care if a phone is 0.5 mm bigger, any phone around 10mm or thinner is perfectly acceptable, i dont need the phone to be 7mm thin. If they can stuff a bigger battery in there its worth it.
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Hello Folks,
Can someone offer me some help in upgrading my Garmin phone to CM7
Specs of the phone are as below.
CPU: Qualcomm 7227 600MHz Memory: 512MB SDRAM+512MB SLC + 4G eMMC Flash
Thanks
Did you already read this thread?

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Howdy? My Desire (bought in India) doesnt show any available updates to the firmware. Did you get yours outside India or ar you running Cynogenmod?
Klub Class has already answered, yes I installed CM7.

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Did you already read this thread?
I had read through that, but looks like we will have to be stuck at 2.1 unless someone be able to install the CM7.

On the contrary, Dell XCD35, HTC Wildfire S all have same hardware or similar ones which have been rooted and are running CM7.
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..my HTC sensation..
ANy issues with the death grip problem that is being reported on the HTC sensation. Can you give the list of problems faced by you, if any? Thanks.
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HTC desire S w/ Aluminium unibody and the gorilla glass screen - a reasonably rugged phone w/ Gingerbread (i.e. Android 2.3) is my preference. The original desire is not bad either, when you consider the money.
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i am running on new leaked android 2.3.4 ZTE blade rom on my dell xcd35 and the battery life is suddenly sprung up to 2 days. i am loving it.
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univercell has a website, see which store is close to you, give a call and see the phones. Same holds good for Sangeeta mobiles as well
Finally bought the Samsung Galaxy S2, its such a beauty with lethal capacity. Like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill or something but now the problem arises, I haven't used Android phone ever, and now I'd like some help knowing the best apps to download for my phone, u know games, knowledge, travel and some customizing stuff. So can you please help me out.
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