[FoRK] looking for a secure dumbphone

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri May 31 08:26:00 PDT 2013

It runs Android, allows apps, has GPS and should have gyro, magnetometer.  All modern Androids have GPUs and HW compositing.
You should be able to do AR just fine.  Not overlayed on the main sunglass lenses, but you should be able to capture the scene 
with the camera (preview frames) and overlay on the miniscreen.


On 5/30/13 10:58 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
> missing AR overlay capabilities as well
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> On 5/30/13 5:25 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 02:26:16PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>> ...
>>>   Tracking the sweet spot of low-price vs. functionality would be
>>>> interesting.
>>>> For many, a mobile phone is their communications / computer /
>>>> Internet / banking / government access.  At some point, they are
>>>> going to be willing to spend at least as much as they do on
>>>> transportation and a significant fraction of housing and food to be
>>>> enabled.  This does not point toward continued barely-usable feature
>>>> phones.
>>> At this point I expect to use a headset for telephony, probably
>>> a hacked Google Glass or similar.
>> It is apparent that Recon is going to beat Google Glass to market by a
>> year (within 2-4 months) and with a reasonable price ($400-600) and
>> hackable Android out of the box.
>> Talked to the CTO and/or founder at Google I/O who gave me a sneak peak at
>> the experience.  I have to say I think the higher mount of Glass is better,
>> but otherwise this seems better in most ways. Removable battery (the module
>> on the other side), removable unit, etc.  Clever in a lot of ways.
>> http://www.reconinstruments.**com/ <http://www.reconinstruments.com/>
>> sdw

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