On 01/12/16 23:41, Craig Sanders via luv-main wrote: > On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 09:43:46PM +1100, russ...@coker.com.au wrote: >> I encourage anyone with Android phones in such situations to give them >> to the LUV hardware library. Even 5yo Android phones are nice little >> embedded Linux systems that can be used for running your own programs.
Most older phones are good for something, but not with their original stock Android -- that wouldn't be safe to use; however, CM can go on many older phones, but sometimes that means that certain features are broken. A less old phone can make great value and not be 5 years old. > they also make nice WIFI VOIP handsets if you're running asterisk or > similar, especially if you've got a charging dock so that they can stand > upright. Makes a quite decent alarm clock too. Yes, I use an old Nokia E71 as an alarm clock... battery lasts a long time. > most android phones will work in WIFI-only mode without a SIM card. The E71 has a strange "feature", the WiFI only works if you have a SIM card inserted -- the SIM doesn't need to be active though. > I'm still using my old HTC Desire HD, but i'll probably replace it > sometime in the next few years. When i do, i'll keep using it as a WIFI > handset for asterisk until the battery dies. Yes. A.
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