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Old 10/05/2012, 09:54 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Forget about Open webOS on a CDMA device. No drivers available for the radio.

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That bit if news, I guess, is the straw that breaks the backs of the Pre- <-->FrankenPre2 crowd.
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Old 10/05/2012, 09:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Forget about Open webOS on a CDMA device. No drivers available for the radio.

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Yikes, so no Open webOS on Sprint or Verizon, period? Well, I guess unless Phoenix vaporphone runs on those networks? Oh reality, how you love to build up my dreams before you crush them
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Old 10/05/2012, 12:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If you buy a note what happens when you get a phone call?
As he said, cover my face....

And there is always BT, I don't talk on the phone very much though (232 minutes was my high over the last 6 months and 3 months were low 100)....
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Old 10/05/2012, 12:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Forget about Open webOS on a CDMA device. No drivers available for the radio.

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The only problem is the cellular radio then? Bluetooth and WiFi chip set are the same drivers?
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Old 10/05/2012, 12:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Rod, now that this has come up.... just curious, what about LTE? I know we aren't at the point to confirm functionality, but is there a possibility of available driver for any of the current LTE tech?
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Old 10/05/2012, 12:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Dang so we need a open source cdma phone too eh? Would HP or Gram spring for the CDMA driver? C'mon Meg!
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Old 10/05/2012, 01:05 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Which Nexus would I need for this exactly? i9250?
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Old 10/05/2012, 01:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Which Nexus would I need for this exactly? i9250?
That sounds about right. I think Open webOS will work on any GSM GNex (aka Maguro).
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Old 10/05/2012, 01:41 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That sounds about right. I think Open webOS will work on any GSM GNex (aka Maguro).
Guess this means I need to start learning Android devices and their various names... blah this is gonna be a chore LOL

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Old 10/05/2012, 04:07 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Wait . . . Am I following this thread correctly. No OpenWebOS phone will work on Verizon??? Tell me i miss understand, please.

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Old 10/05/2012, 06:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wait . . . Am I following this thread correctly. No OpenWebOS phone will work on Verizon??? Tell me i miss understand, please.

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It still leaves open my LTE question (I don't have full knowledge of LTE or VZW specific LTE anyways though), but on CDMA not with the drivers that are available
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Old 10/05/2012, 06:52 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Forget about Open webOS on a CDMA device. No drivers available for the radio.

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ooo. well that's too bad. I guess i'm entirely just an observer as i'm pretty happily on sprint cause it's cheap and if i move it's probably to verizon. no matter.

Question from a non-developer person: Does that situation also apply to LTE? That is will there be a future open webos device running lte on verizon or sprint or possibly no LTE at all anytime soon?

second question: are theses builds basically the tablet os squished onto a phone device.
Third question: since there was no slab with a virtual keyboard, are these build simply altering the tablet virtual keyboard to work on a smaller device? Or generally how do they plan to account for the lack of a keyboard when porting these to slab devices like the nexus? I don't mean technically. i wouldn't even understand. I mean, simply are they gonna make a new keyboard, alter the tablet keyboard, did open webos add a keyboard? that sort of thing.

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Old 10/05/2012, 06:56 PM   #33 (permalink)
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It still leaves open my LTE question (I don't have full knowledge of LTE or VZW specific LTE anyways though), but on CDMA not with the drivers that are available

well, that's just about the worst phone related news I have heard since leo left. guess my frankenpre2 needs to hold on a little longer.
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Old 10/05/2012, 07:09 PM   #34 (permalink)
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well, that's just about the worst phone related news I have heard since leo left. guess my frankenpre2 needs to hold on a little longer.
Same boat. If I have to switch to a GSM carrier for any Open webOS love, I might as well switch now and start using a Pre 3. I'd have to abandon the sweet grandfathered unlimited everything Sprint family plan I'm a part of thoguh. Five, count 'em, FIVE webOS phones in the family currently jacked into this plan after generations of Treos...
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Old 10/05/2012, 07:40 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Sigh and im guessing the drivers used for the gsm phones are able to be modified or used without breaking the tos which i would assume to happen with the cdma drivers -___-
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What doesn't break some kind of TOS?

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I'm just glad to see something being done with Open webOS...
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Old 10/05/2012, 07:43 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Guess this means I need to start learning Android devices and their various names... blah this is gonna be a chore LOL

well if you start now... maybe HP will have a phone out when you're done
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Old 10/05/2012, 08:39 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Sigh and im guessing the drivers used for the gsm phones are able to be modified or used without breaking the tos which i would assume to happen with the cdma drivers -___-
GSM drivers have been reverse engineered by folks in Europe, and open drivers written.

Just forget about CDMA, it is not going to happen, as it is hostile to open development.

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Old 10/05/2012, 08:41 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Rod, now that this has come up.... just curious, what about LTE? I know we aren't at the point to confirm functionality, but is there a possibility of available driver for any of the current LTE tech?
Very unlikely. There is a reason why we chose the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus.

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What doesn't break some kind of TOS?

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I'm just glad to see something being done with Open webOS...
It's actually a copyright violation to redistribute stuff you don't have the right to redistribute. Nothing to do with terms of service.

But in the case of CDMA drivers, the point is moot, as there are no webOS CDMA drivers for anything other than the pre2 and pre3, and those will not work on any other hardware.

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ooo. well that's too bad. I guess i'm entirely just an observer as i'm pretty happily on sprint cause it's cheap and if i move it's probably to verizon. no matter.

Question from a non-developer person: Does that situation also apply to LTE? That is will there be a future open webos device running lte on verizon or sprint or possibly no LTE at all anytime soon?

second question: are theses builds basically the tablet os squished onto a phone device.
Third question: since there was no slab with a virtual keyboard, are these build simply altering the tablet virtual keyboard to work on a smaller device? Or generally how do they plan to account for the lack of a keyboard when porting these to slab devices like the nexus? I don't mean technically. i wouldn't even understand. I mean, simply are they gonna make a new keyboard, alter the tablet keyboard, did open webos add a keyboard? that sort of thing.

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For Open webOS to run on an LTE device will require the device manufacturer to create webOS drivers.

Creating a virtual keyboard is the least of the technical challenges.

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