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Cosmo Communicator - Android / Re: 24h clock in agenda
« on: March 26, 2021, 07:00:37 pm »

is this phone so british or I cant find option to switch to 24h time format? ;)
It follows the time settings of the phone for VIEWING Agenda, and Planet claims (in their latest Q and A video) that it does that for everything (at least that is how I interpreted them).

But, alas, it is impossible (as far as I've tried at least) to get it to use a standard 24h clock for SETTING entries... Which is kind of strange for a program from the MANUFACTURER of a device with a keyboard; you can't, at least not easily, just type in everything for an entry in Agenda... :o >:(

And not to forget, their ONLY means of adding a place for an entry MUST use Google Maps...

(And the alarms for an entry, which is much of the reason I've been using a calendar since Nokia 9500, work about 10 or 20 % of the time, but quite a bit more often if you copy an entry where the alarm already HAS worked... Don't really understand why that isn't a standard feature on calendars in Android; just a "notification" doesn't really help, unless you stare at the screen, waiting for the "notification" constantly, in which case you probably wouldn't need the "notification" anyway...)

There are some other problems as well, which are probably discussed in the Gemini section of this board, but a lot of people seem to agree that it has to many problems to be useful, and has switched to other programs (and some of them have been somewhat optimized for use with a keyboard as well).

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Re: whatsapp on sailfish
« on: March 12, 2021, 01:52:31 pm »
A few Whatsapp ringtones will help you to solve the problem.
He's actually trying to have a working Whatsapp client on SailfishOS, I don't understand why are you suggesting here to add new ringtones.

Might very well be a spam account...

The two posts made were made within two minutes, and both were about as meaningful...

If it's NOT a spam account, I for one, still don't understand the meaning of the posts...

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Fin/Swe keyboard layout
« on: February 27, 2021, 11:21:51 am »
What makes Ä so relatively common in Swedish, is probably the word "är", which means "is". According to that cryptography page, it's the sixth most common Swedish word, after i(I), och(and), en(a), av(of) and som(as). We find an Å in the eighth most common word på(on) while the first Ö is found in the twelfth most common word för(for). In the top thirty Swedish words, there are a few more with Å and Ä in them, but no Ö.
(My highlighting...)

Isn't "i" in Swedish the same as in Norwegian: "In" or "inside"?

I know that "I" is used in some Norwegian dialects as "I", but don't think I have seen/heard it as such in Swedish??

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Holy Downgrade, Batman!
« on: February 06, 2021, 03:21:15 pm »
Well, it *does* seem that they have learned something from communication. The Q&A session videos were good and they are holding another one soon.

Also, the battery was upped back to 4000 mAh (with thickness almost 19 mm).

Yes, and at a higher voltage than for Gemini/Cosmo, so it is actually an upgrade...

But would really appreciate if they could upgrade (or at least get it closer to the original specs) the main processor again as well, which they haven't mentioned anything about at all in their latest update. As I've stated before, I personally don't really need the phone to be especially fast for anything except for "future-proofing". But that is not necessarily the case for everybody else, and I would like Planet to get as many customers as they can, in order for THEM to be as "future-proof" as possible as well... And it's not so that I don't WANT an as fast a phone as possible either ;) :o ;D ::)

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Holy Downgrade, Batman!
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:27:05 pm »
Oh, and just to be clear: I DO want an as big as possible battery, but just wanted to point out that the "downgrade" on the battery probably isn't as big as it might seem. But the Gemini was originally announced with a 8000 mAh battery, and THAT would really be good on the Astro as well!!

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Holy Downgrade, Batman!
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:16:33 pm »
Regarding  battery: Anyone know what's the voltage on Cosmo battery (for comparison)?

It's just that the new spec says 4.4V 3500mAh. Is Cosmo battery voltage lower? Standard Li-Ion is 3.7V...

(I'm not sure I understand why battery capacities are expressed in amp-hours, wouldn't watt-hours be much more indicative of the capacity?).

4.4V * 3.5Ah = 15,4 Wh

15,4Wh / 4Ah = 3,85 V - so if the voltage of Cosmo battery is 3,85V or smaller, the new battery actually has *more* capacity than Cosmo.

The battery for Cosmo (and Gemini) is supposedly 4150 mAh at 3,85 V, so the battery for the Astro will then actually be 3-4 % "smaller", but that is not really a substantial decrease. When you also factor in (probably) better battery consumption handling in the processor, and no cover display, it will probably be better performance for the battery overall...

But the main processor IS substantially "worse" I think, and they really ought to do something to get that at least somewhat "increased" again, somewhat closer to the specs of Dimensity 1000...

I don't really need my phone to be "fast" other than to "future-proof" it, but the downgrades seems to be on MANY fronts regarding the main processor: Power consumption, speed/bus to the memory, GPU, etc... And the processor was, in addition to the "rock-up" hinge, the main focus of the campaign: "The fastest 5G phone announced!". So they really should get this "back", or refund some of the money we spent on it (not really probable I think...), or get us something extra as a partial compensation, like a cover for the phone, for free. (I would prefer an "upgrade" on the processor, to something closer to the Dimensity 1000, but if that is not possible at all, I would prefer to at least get SOMETHING for this quite substantial downgrade...)

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Key size
« on: January 11, 2021, 04:33:01 pm »
I'm a bit surprised to read that æ, ø and å wouldn't work with Caps Lock. At least on my Swedish Cosmo keyboard, Caps Lock works with the Swedish å, ä and ö.
Hmm, some kind of oversight on the Danish/Norwegian models/languages perhaps??? It's a bit annoying, but nothing I can't live with. (I USUALLY DON'T NEED TO SHOUT WHEN I TYPE!! :o ::) :-\ )

Sounds great! BUT - where do I find "Gemini settings"?

Sorry to be so dumb

Should be on the main settings page...
(Swipe down, twice,  and press the "cogwheel", or press "Fn" and the key with the "cogwheel" (usually "Backspace") on the front end on the physical keyboard.)

There should be a setting under "Gemini Settings" that says "Silver side button answers call in speakerphone mode", which should accomplish just that...

I do believe you may only adjust the volume when actually on a call, and then you adjust it up by pressing "Fn"+"v" (and down with "Fn"+"c").

Hope this helps. (I'm using my Cosmo as my phone at the moment, but turned on my Gemini to see that the setting where there as well...)

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Key size
« on: January 04, 2021, 02:15:48 pm »
Hmm, first I thought that was some kind of optical illusion, but then I saw that on my Cosmo the two bottom rows of the keyboard is a tiny bit narrower than the other rows, which is not the case of the keyboard in update 15.

But I don't really see the reason for changing those keys anyway, and will probably not change any of the others either, as long as I have pretty quick access to the Norwegian letters "æ", "ø" and "å" (need to use the "Fn" key to access them, and they don't work with caps-lock, but it is usable). But MY needs are not everyone's, and there probably aren't any really good reasons to not have as many as possible of the keys identical in size, so I will have to agree with you...

Cosmo Communicator - Android / Re: Android 11 for Cosmo?!
« on: December 05, 2020, 08:17:48 am »
Can you provide a link to the statement? Can't find it

Please note that it is actually on the ASTRO Indiegogo-page (and not the Cosmo-page, as one would assume). (And the original post also stated that it is on the Astro-page...) It should (at time of writing) still be on the first page of comments, as a reply to another comment.

Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Google Meet
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:36:54 am »
Thanks. Im assuming there is no fix to this? Seems fairly silly to have an upside down video on some of the most important video conference apps.
It's not a bug, it's a feature!

It is there to help you exercise more, now you need to stand on your head when you're video-conferencing...

(That it would make it difficult for the other side as well, and that if you both (or everybody) stands on their heads , it will still be a "problem" MIGHT still be a bug though...)

Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Best email app?
« on: August 19, 2020, 10:31:10 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation. I tried it out for a while but it looks like you cannot have the message list on the left and the message preview pane on the right. That's a bit of a deal-breaker for me.

Also, it looks like the AppBar/keystroke switch to resume composition doesn't seem to work on my Gemini.
That is certainly wrong! Press "p" to turn preview on and off! Works both in the "full overview" where you have ALL your mailboxes on the right and the list of the mails in the "current" box on the right (the preview will the be right bottom), and if you "open" a specific "box" the preview will be on the right.

But it does seem that if I open ProfiMail again through it's icon, it will "close" the mail composition, but if you "alt-tab" to it, it will stay open. So if your keystoke-app emulates opening like that it will not work (and I certainly assume opening from AppBar emulates that). But it should be possible to go in and out of constructing/writing an e-mail, but seems you are limited to "alt-tabbing" in to ProfiMail for that.

I'm quite sure it worked with other means of going in to it again earlier (unless you go out of it by using back-button/escape key, then you would WANT it to save it as a draft), as I'm quite sure it supported more keyboard shortcuts earlier too, and even more so in the Symbian version. But it has quite few still, but strangely I don't find a list of them on their website anymore. It is also mostly maneuverable by using arrow-keys, spacebar and enter, the only thing you can't do is open the "subfolder-list" of a mailbox, which was entirely possible on Symbian! If you want to give it another try, I can try and list the keyboard shortcuts I remember, or you can try for yourself. Be aware that some actions require the "focus" of the app to be in the "right pane", and it doesn't necessarily be where you THINK it is (usually it is in the "box-pane", when you think it is in the "message-pane"), but I find it not that cumbersome to arrow over, mark another mail, and then go to the desired one. And it supports the spellchecking of Android, but I assume most mail-apps do that?

Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Best email app?
« on: August 18, 2020, 12:16:03 pm »
I have not tried that one either. How fast would you say it is in  comparison to K9?

Have not really tried K9 or Airmail. (I have had both installed, but other than just setting up some accounts, I haven't really used either, as I didn't really find any of them "suitable" for me, coming from ProfiMail. I don't really remember WHY, but it was profound enough that I didn't see any point trying them further...)

"Fast" in regards to what? It responds quickly on my Cosmo, but would "hang" on occasion on my Gemini, but like I stated earlier, I believe that is on account of my many, and large, mail-accounts. It usually updates all my accounts set up with "IMAP-idle" (around 10) in around 10 seconds I estimate (never measured it...), if I have disconnected it, and then reconnect. Sending is quite fast, I think, but I usually need to disconnect (set ProfiMail to "offline") my "IMAP-idle" accounts, to upload it to the server. (It will still sit in the folder on Profimail until you get it uploaded. And going in to, and then out of, the sent folder, will initiate an attempt to send. I have trouble getting it to upload drafts at all, but might be because I'm "online" in ProfiMail?? And have trouble initiating an attempt to upload drafts at all. It HAS uploaded drafts on occasion, but don't really know how, or why, it did in those occasions... :o )

Hope that "helps"? ???

Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Best email app?
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:10:58 pm »
I'm using ProfiMail (and have been for some years on Symbian earlier...), and it lets you switch back and forth (I sometimes have to compile some information I have in various files/locations on my phone, and as long as I switch by going to the desktop or by alt-tabbing). (And I assume it works with keyboard shortcuts too, if one has that set up with an appropriate app.) If I need information from another mail, I of course WILL have to save a draft and open it again.

I find it operates more reliably on the Cosmo than it did on the Gemini, but it handles something like 20 mail-accounts, of which several has several thousand mails in both inbox and sent-folder for me, so that is probably the main reason for that anyway... It does have some bugs, like replying to a mail in the "sent" folder, reply to yourself (which you can get around by using "reply all" and take yourself off the list). It used to handle that correctly before, I'm sure.

But one of the main reasons I prefer/swear by it, is because of their three panel view: Left side, mail-accounts, top right, mails in current box/folder, and bottom right, mail preview (I seldom view mails in fullscreen at all, I just use the preview). And it supports quite a few keyboard shortcuts (but believe it supported more on my Nokia E90/E7...).

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