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19th February 2012, 09:44 AM |#441  
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wow I've already saw this ... I'll try it later.. but there is something problem with the battery of Universal
 
 
8th March 2012, 10:13 PM |#442  
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Hi, I'm watching this thread as well. I'm still using Uni as my main phone and even though I'll soon move to the HTC Desire Z I would still love to see android working on my Uni. I would even pay for the 128 MB RAM upgrade just because of android. My Uni has only standard 64 MB RAM and that's simply unusable with the current android image.
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How does this work? My UNI is not my primary phone, as it has a broken LCD, but if this works well i would be happy to return to my universal as primary phone and replace the LCD!
30th March 2012, 11:51 PM |#444  
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If your Universal has been upgraded to 128MB RAM, I think it might worth bringing your Uni to life, at least judging by others' feedback. However, it's unusable on 64MB RAM Universals, as I have experienced myself.

But I'd advice not to buy a new screen just for hopes of running Android on it, in the end, I don't think that at this stage this Android port even has a working Phone/Messaging function.

notime, are you still developing this? (I guess not)
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If your Universal has been upgraded to 128MB RAM, I think it might worth bringing your Uni to life, at least judging by others' feedback. However, it's unusable on 64MB RAM Universals, as I have experienced myself.

But I'd advice not to buy a new screen just for hopes of running Android on it, in the end, I don't think that at this stage this Android port even has a working Phone/Messaging function.

notime, are you still developing this? (I guess not)

Not as much as i used to or would like. And when i was working with froyo i did have text messaging working and receiving and making calls but i never got the microphone working. But i also think that this will never be good enough for daily use...having no GPU cripples android.
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Not as much as i used to or would like. And when i was working with froyo i did have text messaging working and receiving and making calls but i never got the microphone working. But i also think that this will never be good enough for daily use...having no GPU cripples android.

Does that mean that all android phones have a GPU? Including Google G1 (Dream)? I would be quite happy if Uni could run just android 1.6 just like G1. It would be quite enough. G1 has 192 MB RAM which is more than 128MB (Uni's maximum) but not that much more. And CPU speeds are just same (528 MHz).
Froyo 2.2 is more hardware demanding than 1.6.

EDIT: Yeah, I found it on wikipedia, the G1 has a combined CPU/GPU processor...
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Does that mean that all android phones have a GPU? Including Google G1 (Dream)? I would be quite happy if Uni could run just android 1.6 just like G1. It would be quite enough. G1 has 192 MB RAM which is more than 128MB (Uni's maximum) but not that much more. And CPU speeds are just same (528 MHz).
Froyo 2.2 is more hardware demanding than 1.6.

EDIT: Yeah, I found it on wikipedia, the G1 has a combined CPU/GPU processor...


Yeah, 1.6 did run really nice on my 64mb uni. There are a few issues with that now...i can't find the source code for 1.6 or cm4?, it lacks a lot of needed performance updates and features i would need to back port, and a lot of the good apps and the newer ones have stopped supporting 1.6
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i can't find the source code for 1.6 or cm4?

As I good see the source code is on Android's servers. I'm now downloading it.
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Not as much as i used to or would like. And when i was working with froyo i did have text messaging working and receiving and making calls but i never got the microphone working. But i also think that this will never be good enough for daily use...having no GPU cripples android.



d-two has posted a video of cm7 running on a blueangel. link it has 128mb of ram and runs really well, the only difference with a universal is the GPU, half the resoultion, and running in portrait so no cpu usage needed to rotate it.
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Hi. Tried you this launcher: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1520974 ? I think it is enough lightweight launcher for Universal.
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Would be super sweet if you could provide the files for running android 1.5/1.6 on the uni.. I would love to try this on my (now restored) universal

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