LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Mobile
User Name
Password
Linux - Mobile This forum is for the discussion of all topics relating to Mobile Linux. This includes Android, Tizen, LiMo, Maemo, MeeGo, Openmoko, Ubuntu Mobile, WebOS, Firefox OS, Open Mobile Alliance and other similar projects and products.
A reminder that LQ now has a dedicated Android sister site: AndroidQuestions.org

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Rep: Reputation: 36
Smile Linux Phone for Verizon Wireless


hello guys!

I'm a Verizon Wireless customer and I would like to know if any of you know if Verizon will have a Linux based phone?
Thanks!

I know Tmobile has the G1 and now they will be coming out with the G2 but Tmobile antennas are really bad! no reception!
Thanks
 
Old 07-28-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
watcher69b
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: /home/watcher69b
Distribution: RH, Fedora & CentOS
Posts: 539

Rep: Reputation: 39
No they do not have any phones that are native linux, they are not that enlightened...
 
Old 07-28-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 36
lol thanks! but their service is great! I never miss my calls! LOL just the phone that I have it sucks... guess what? it runs W$ndows crap.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:36 PM   #4
tekhead2
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: slackware/FreeBSD/Vector
Posts: 291

Rep: Reputation: 52
I have an HTC Touch, code named Vogue, or in Verizon land they call it a xv6900. I am booting Android 1.1 off of my SD card with Haret. It's able to make phone calls, SMS, and the internet with the help of a PPP dialer app. I can also install any app in the market just fine. I can get you more information about it if you want. I'm in love with it, and I wish I could switch to a G1 or G2, but my company pays for my phone bill and they won't really let me switch. There are several drawbacks, the obvious lack of Wifi/acceloremeter, and GPS. So it's not nearly as nice as the G1, but it's working and it's making calls on Verizons network.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 36
yes, please can you get me more info? thanks!
 
Old 08-06-2009, 04:27 PM   #6
tekhead2
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: slackware/FreeBSD/Vector
Posts: 291

Rep: Reputation: 52
Yeah sure it's pretty straight forward. This will NOT break any functionality of the standard Windows Mobile on the ROM, this will run ONLY from the SD card so you will need atleast a 512mb SD card, I would suggest at least a 1gb card. In my case I have a 2gb and I'm wanting to get a new one since I'm installing so many apps from the Android market. The files are zip archive with the linux image as well as a config file which goes with Haret to help it boot the image. Here is the link where I found all of this stuff
http://www.androidonhtc.com/vogue/install

Keep in mind that there are other models you could install on, I'm just telling you from my own experiences.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 12:59 AM   #7
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 36
ok I went into the webpage and I found 4 different downloads Kaiser, Polaris, Vogue and Diamond. which one did you install on your cellphone? The cellphone that I have is a piece of crap SMT5800.
The worse phone I ever had! even my Motorola Brick phone I had back in the 90s worked better than this piece of... :=)
 
Old 10-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #8
mjolnir
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 665

Rep: Reputation: 68
Look here: http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/N...d-deal/?kc=rss
Might take it with a grain of salt though.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 06:59 AM   #9
mjolnir
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 665

Rep: Reputation: 68
Another hot RUMOR for you: http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/26/h...s-the-passion/
 
Old 11-01-2009, 11:01 PM   #10
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 36
nice! thanks. this guy that I know told me that at the Halloween party. damn it! and I just got a crack-berry! grrrr we'll see thx guys!
 
Old 11-10-2009, 06:09 AM   #11
mjolnir
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 665

Rep: Reputation: 68
I broke down and bought a Motorola Droid from Verizon last night. So far I like everything except the keypad. It runs Android 2.0 from Google.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 10:52 AM   #12
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 36
from where? is it for sale now? let me check their site.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 10:57 AM   #13
ceantuco
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: CentOS, Debian, Mint, Backtrack, OpenSuse
Posts: 560

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 36
just checked them out. going to the store later.
thanks
 
Old 11-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #14
MS3FGX
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351
I bought 2 Droids on launch day. Absolutely incredible phone, easily the best I have ever used. I spent a lot of time on the iPhone, and I can honestly say that it has nothing on Android 2.0 as far as I am concerned.

Using this phone has me seriously considering getting into Android development, if nothing else than for the fact I can have my own code running on this thing without any draconian limitations or hacking around.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 06:49 AM   #15
enine
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 765
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 80
I picked up one Friday the 6th when it was released, I figured that was the closest we'll get to a linux phone since from what I've read Android runs on a modified linux kernel.
it shows up as USB storage so copying mp3's and pictures on was no problem, can even use rsync to make it easier.
I setup gcaldaemon to get my calendar going from korganizer up to google calendar and therefore back down to the phone.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Verizon Wireless to Introduce Linux Phones LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-14-2008 11:42 PM
verizon smart phone herbert6 Linux - Newbie 1 11-10-2007 11:26 PM
HOWTO: LG VX6000 Cell Phone Internet (with Verizon) khermans Linux - Networking 9 08-20-2005 02:06 AM
DISCUSSION: Verizon Cell Phone Internet khermans LinuxAnswers Discussion 2 06-21-2005 07:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration