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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Why does Planet use Mediatek CPU?
« on: January 31, 2021, 07:50:04 pm »
Also a guess - but I'm assuming that now they have made the choice, it would be a lot harder to change. I assume most of their new devices have a very similar board design and schematics - which originally may have taken a lot of time and money to design. To change the CPU may require a serious redesign of the board, which might take them back to square 1...

Cosmo Communicator - Linux / Re: HMDI output on Gemian
« on: December 14, 2020, 01:07:19 am »
Hmm. Someone may correct me, but last I heard the HDMI out only works under Android...

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:01:32 pm »
Not sure if it is just me, but the touch to focus is now working. except when I touch a point on the screen, it focuses on a different point...

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: October 16, 2020, 09:56:27 pm »
Thanks mate! You're a legend.

Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Battery life
« on: October 13, 2020, 02:15:30 am »
Non-rooted Android here. Battery now lasting about 4hrs max. Cover display noticeably warm to the touch, almost hot, although turned off. What can be done?

Maybe try GSAM Battery monitor app. It sounds like maybe an app is draining the battery.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: September 16, 2020, 01:11:41 am »
Thank you shuntcap!
I did a quick rundown between Stock camera app, Opencamera and your port of gcam. Needless to say that gcam blew the competition out of the water.
Stock camera and Opencamera photos are ~identical to me (atleast on default settings)
One thing I noticed is that gcam photos are "only" 5.9 Mpix in size. And on some very fine details with good light conditions I can interpret more info from stock camera apps 23.8Mpix photo. (yes, I've read this thread and discussion about Cosmo's Samsung made camera sensors true capabilities. But I was left in impression that the stock app (api) is just doing something wrong and there could be more information to be fetched from the sensor, right?

But generally most of the things are so much better on gcam's photos that I've switched completely to that (atleast for now)

This is interesting, and I think it has to do with why companies can claim a camera is x megapixles when the sensor isn't actually capable of shooting at that resolution. I'm pretty vague on this -  and I'm sure someone here can correct me if / where I am wrong - but the way that I understand it is the camera chip can "create" pixels to a fair degree of accuracy. For example, if the sensor picks up a red pixel next to another red pixel, the chip can create another red pixel between them with a reasonable assumption that it is accurate. Obviously, things are more complicated when different colour pixels are next to each other, but I believe it does some fancy algorithms to work out what pixel it should create. I think this is called interpolation. Gurus on this forum - am I correct or completely off the mark?

General Discussion / Re: Text editor for Android?
« on: September 15, 2020, 07:13:36 pm »
Hey! What an awesome bit of software!  I did not know about it. But it has got to be one of the best things I've seen - thanks.

I know right!?!? Sometimes you just come across an app and think "Man! That's how apps are supposed to be!"

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: September 09, 2020, 02:56:02 am »
What Windows package allows you to view DNG files at the native resolution? I tried IrfanView and the built-in Windows 10 photo viewer and they all downsize the photos.

Any RAW viewer - like LightRoom - should be able to open the RAW file. You can also use Darktable if you want a free one on Windows.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: September 07, 2020, 11:19:10 pm »
Ah - that's interesting... Makes sense as to why the jpg is better too! Thanks again for making this for the community.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: September 07, 2020, 09:19:20 pm »
Thanks so much for this! I downloaded it and installed it straight away. I've only taken a couple of test photos in my office, but interestingly, even the jpgs in your modified app seem to look better than Open Camera. HEre are my very quick test results: (blown up to 300%)

General Discussion / Re: Text editor for Android?
« on: September 07, 2020, 05:14:28 am »

General Discussion / Re: Text editor for Android?
« on: September 07, 2020, 05:06:45 am »
Hey Varti. Have you tried the text editor that comes in the amazing file explorer Mixplorer: The file explorer itself is awesome - but it also has an embedded text editor that is really good! I was using Jota before that, but I uninstalled it and now just use the one that comes with Mixplorer. And yes, it supports Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V :)

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« on: September 04, 2020, 12:50:56 am »
Wow. The difference in the detail is quite impressive. I just took a quick snap of my crumpled bedsheets:



Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Ethernet port
« on: July 19, 2020, 01:02:57 am »
Agreed. I think this is a problem with Vanilla Android. It has very little support for Ethernet. If you want a static IP or something like that, you're in trouble. I'm guessing if you root you might be able to set the Ethernet IP through Termux. But I've never tested.

Cosmo Communicator - CoDi / CoDi is a broken feature at this point
« on: March 17, 2020, 05:09:31 am »
I find it strange that people get so worked up over different people's opinions...

Ironically, I think we're kind of all agreeing. Some things work, others don't work so well. Some not at all. Whether you think it is "broken" or "garbage" really just depends on your expectations and your use and your experience. I don't think anyone is disagreeing that it could work better. Maybe some of these issues can be fixed, others may be inherent to the interface it uses and the hardware and not fixable in this version.

For me it's a useful feature that could use a fair bit of improvement. But I like it! Coming from the Gemini, it makes the device a lot more useful as a phone. At the end of the day it is what it is and we should be able to be mature enough to have differing opinions and respect them. It's not like someone is bullying your kid at school

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