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HFOSS gets G1 Phones from Google


Sixteen unlocked G1 dev phones were received by the Humanitarian FOSS Project to be used for the POSIT Project and Spring 2009 Computer Science courses. POSIT (http://2009.hfoss.org/posit), a portable open search and identification tool, for the Google Android phone, is an application that will allow rescue workers to use the phone's GPS, camera, online database, and communication technology to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
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Posted by: Trishan

Sixteen unlocked G1 dev phones were received by the HFOSS Project to be used for the POSIT Project, a portable open search and identification tool, for the Google Android phone, an application that will allow rescue workers to use the phone's GPS, camera, online database, and communication technology to assist in disaster recovery efforts. We would like to especially acknowledge Leslie Hawthorn, from Google Open Source Program Office, for making this possible. The market value at the time of donation was $6'389 ($399 per phone).

The current POSIT development community consist of developers from Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, Linköping University (Sweden) and Nepal.

The devices are equipped with a 3.17" touch screen (480x320), trackball, 3.2M pixel camera (2048x1536), bluetooth, wireless 802.11b/g, GPS receiver, 256MB ROM / 192MB RAM, 3G WCDMA: Dual-band (1700/2100Mhz) UMTS/HSDPA (3G), quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE, keyboard, accelerometer, digital compass and a 1GB micro SD card (up 16GB max). The HTC phone uses a Qualcomm MSM7201A processor (ARM11+DSP+?) at 528 MHz. The phone is built on the Android software platform, runs an embedded Linux and can be programmed in Java.