We will be using approved devices for network access, Available Carriers will be Cricket, MetroPCS, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Freedom Cellular, Cellular Plus, Most MVNO's, and associated sub providers.
Repos will more than likely include ported versions of all popular current Open source solutions, for operating systems, and we are negotiating for a BSP for Winmo 6.5 / 7 (After the exclusivity is gone for the WinMo 7 Processor) Leaving most options open.
Additionally, I have a plan for a Perl / Python OS, with OpenGL ES extensions, QT4, and GTK+, using DirectFB 1.3, and DRI as the surface...
At Ossphone, we have heard the cry of people disappointed by the manufacturers that you have come to rely on to supply you with the latest in cellphone technology. We understand your plight, and intend to come to the rescue. Our mission, live or die, is to supply you with the tools necessary to produce what YOU expect from a cellphone, to get what YOU expect out of YOUR device, and to remove limitations, wherever we can, however we can, as often as we can.
We will only accept funding from investors who understand this mission, we will only offer subsidy devices to carriers who understand this mission, and abide by it, and we will only produce devices that abide by this mission.
Some legitimate locks may have to be put in place, to protect the intellectual property of some of our suppliers, but we will offer deliverables for these devices that can be used in custom roms, and firmware images, as well as instructions to use these deliverables, in their binary form, where possible.
As a community driven project, our goal is to allow android developers to help with the development of the device, as well as port whatever software they see fit to the device, and we will benefit the developers in kind, by offering "Bounties". These bounties mean one thing, getting paid for your work, and getting your investment in hardware returned to you, so developing for our devices will cost you nothing, if you meet one of the bounties to be posted. Meeting a bounty will be by vote, and will seem a little competitive, but, as I have found, competition drives innovation, and innovation is key to a successful project.
Last, but not least, we need the support of the community in order to meet milestones in the development phase of this project, especially NOW. We need as many members as possible, in order to show our investors, prospective, and current, that there is a market for a project such as this one, and that they can expect a return on their investment. This is the key to getting this project off the ground.
Have fun, stay open, share ideas, and we will all benefit from this project in one way or another...
• Samsung Cortex-A8 S5PC110 1GHz with 512KB L2 cache • 512MB Mobile DDR 400MBps data rate • 3.5-inch 480x320 capacitive touch screen display • 1080p video playback via HDMI output • WiFi, Bluetooth • Accelerometer • Geo Magnetic field sensor • Debugging board • Full hardware schematics • u-boot 1.3.4, Kernel 2.6.29, Android Eclair 2.1 • Android 2.1 BSP in source code
KIT-S5PC110 Evaluation Board is a compact board using S5PC110 microprocessor. It takes full features of this processor and supports 512MB Mobile DDR 400Mega data rate memory. The board has exposed many other hardware interfaces including RS232 serial port, LCD/TSP, HDMI, SD/MMC, TF-card interface, keyboard, WiFi, The board boot the system from SD card. It is able to support Android OS and provided the sourece code for the Linux2.6.29 BSP and Android 2.1-R3. KIT-S5PC110 Evaluation Kit includes the KIT-S5PC110 evaluation board, CPU Board and all necessary accessories to help users start their design of multimedia applications. The board is preloaded with Android OS in SD card. User can display the subsystem using a 3.5" TFT LCD and Touch screen. Along with the kit, Boardcon provides user manual, schematic drawing, Debugging board and datasheet documents to help customers better understand and use the kit.
Kit-S5PC110 Block diagram
• CortexA8 based CPU Subsystem with NEON, Samsung ARM Cortex-A8 S5PC110, up to 1GHz Operating Frequency • 32/32KB I/D Cache, 512KB L2 Cache • Operating System: Android2.1TM • Memory: ROM-2GB(TFLASH), RAM-512MB(Mobile DDR 400Mega data rate) • Storage & Expansion Slot Standard SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB) Standard • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WIFI IEEE 802.11b/g • Input and Output: 3.5mm audio jack HDMI type-C Connector TTA-20 (USB, Charging, Line-out/in) • Audio: AAC,AAC+, MP3. Built-in speaker and microphone, standard 3.5mm headphone jack • Video: MP4, H.264. Standard type-C HDTV,supports 1080p via HDMI cable (H.264 +AAC based MP4 container format) • Display: 3.5-Inch TFT-LCD capacitive touch 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution • Device Control 4way DPAD 8keys (Home, Menu, Back, Enter, A, B, X, Y) Capacitive Touch volume • Battery Detachable Li-Ion battery 1300 mA • Sensor 3-axis Accelerometer sensor Geo magnetic field sensor • Weight About 160g (with battery) • Size About (LxWxT) 150 x 76 x 16 (mm) • 64-bit Multi-layer bus architecture • Advanced power management for mobile applications • ROM for secure booting and RAM for security function • 8-bit ITU 601/656 Camera Interface up to 8M pixel for scaled and 16M pixel for un-scaled resolution • Multi Format CODEC provides encoding and decoding of MPEG-4/H.263/H.264up to 30fps@HD(1080p) and decoding of MPEG-2/VC1/Divx/Xvid video up to 30ps@HD(1080p) • JPEG codec support up to 30Mpixels/s • 3D Graphics Acceleration with Programmable Shaderup to 10M triangles/s (Transform only) • 2D Graphics Acceleration with BitBlitand Rotation, up to 40Mpixels/s • 1/2/4/8 bpppalletized or 8/16/24bpp non-palletized Color-TFT support up to 2048x2048 • TV-out for NTSC and PAL mode and HDMI 1.2 interface support with PHY • MIPI-HSI, MIPI-DSI and MIPI-CSI interface support • 1-channel AC-97 audio codec interface, 2-ch PCM serial audio interface, and 3-channel 24-bit I2Sinterface support (5.1ch support) • 2-channel S/PDIF interface support for digital audio • 2-channel I2C interface (up to 400KHz) support including 1-channel for HDMI • 3-channel HS-SPI, up to 52Mbps • 4-channel UART including 4Mbps port for Bluetooth 2.0 and IrDA port for SIR/MIR/FIR • On-chip USB 2.0 OTG supporting high speed (480Mbps, on-chip transceiver) • On-chip USB 1.1 Host supporting full speed (12Mbps, on-chip transceiver) • Asynchronous direct Modem Interface support including 16KB DPRAM • 3-channel SD/SDIO/HS-MMC interface support including CE-ATA • CF version 3.0 interface support for HDD • 24-channel DMA controller • Support 8x8 key matrix • 10-ch 12-bit multiplexed ADC • 2-ch CAN interface • Configurable GPIOs • Real time clock, PLL, timer with PWM and watch dog timer • SRAM/ROM/NOR/NAND Interface with x8 or x16 data bus • MuxedOneNANDInterface with x16 data bus • 1-port Mobile DDR Interface with x32 data bus (up to 333Mbps/pin DDR) • 1-port DDR2 interface with x16 or x32 data bus (333Mbps/pin DDR) • 1-port LPDDR2 interface (up to 333Mbps/pin DDR)
The GenTouch 78 by Augen garnered an amazing amount of interest from the Android community when K-Mart revealed it in one of their circulars for a few days ago. The tablet debuted at $150 and had a good amount of you scrambling about to see if you could find one in your local K-Mart stores. Even with it not being the most capable tablet we’ve seen, the community’s excited about it and it clearly shows that demand for Android tablets is real and the market for them could explode any day now.
Cyanogen and his team that never sleeps have shown an immense amount of interest, as well, as they’re bringing CM6 to the tablet (the first tablet to receive such an honor). Specifically, popular developer TheDude has been the one tinkering with the device for the past few days and has gotten the FroYo-laden CM6 running on it and is working on tweaking it for that nice 7-inch screen. Cyanogen’s humorous “tips” widget is shown between the search and music widgets, with the bottom-most row holding 8 icons horizontally (from the looks of things, the launcher is an 8 wide x 6 tall grid).
Be sure to follow TheDude on Twitter if his developments interest you and if you’re thinking of picking one of these up for yourself.
Well, we should start this thing, after all, nobody else wants to...
This is where, if we get our way, we will be able to design the perfect phone for everyone, one that can be customized for everyones need, and can be made to fit the lifestyle, and budget of anyone who wants one...
Introduce yourself here, and let us know what you expect to get out of Project Gargoyle, or the Gen 1 OSS Phone hardware...