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Quote from: novaldex
Not sure yet, but it seems it's stopped recognizing my fingerprints. Anyone else having this problem?
Same here. I deleted both prints I had recorded. Recorded them once again. Worked for the first try - then stopped working... Re-started the Cosmo. Now seem to back in normal operation.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Car mount
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:44:58 am »
I originally bought this mount for a 8" Samsung tablet. Then reworked it (bending lower parts with heat...) to suit my Galaxy Note 8. Adjustable width, ugly as hell, but serves well the Cosmo too.

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Quote from: maki.jouni
Yep, it was me... Can't remember where is that exact post, but FinQwerty was that app.
Thank you, Jouni. This is a great app, not only for fin/swe users (or Gemini/Cosmo users). Speeds me up at least 10 %, not that I'm in any hurry...



at the bottom follows my exact farewells to IGG Cosmo forum. It finally was 'only' a 10 months waiting time for me. When chinese new year stroke - with the brexit and all, I just thought I don't wait for this thingy any more. Just see if my emails have something, some day... Then corona thing came, and I thought all hope is lost (not that the device is that important really). Just a week ago I asked an open question how things are. And received instant public answers from Planet. Very weird, not only for me, but to those backers too who still are waiting for the the device.

Well, what can I say, other than this:

Got my Cosmo. After reading all the barking, I was afraid I would receive a ‘scam device’ with plastic parts popping out while SW unusable. My money taken… What did I get? A fine package with a well build device. Looks good, feels good. Suberb keyboard! Try to second that… Device is not bulky at all. Instead, just the right size so I can type with my right hand while device resting on my left palm. I’m a big guy of course, with big hands… Same W/H ratio as my Galaxy Note 8, thicker a bit.

All keys working with a suberb looks, touch and feel. Cosmo is smaller than in photos! Update cycle V15 --> V19 went quickly. CoDi too at 1st try: DL with wifi, Install with no SIM in, radios off, No-disturb on. Apparently I'll meet with some bugs. Those will be met. Anyone developing this kind of device IS serious. Not scam. All of you waiting will get your Cosmos, I think. Fine effort from Planet. My hope is that it gives them cash to support it and the the Gemini further. Bye to OESF. -iikka

I thought before getting the thing, that I would do a self-made common pouch for the Cosmo and the Note 8. They are sized quite equally and everything... The Note 8 has a fantastic camera, in-built stylus with all the climpses. But I'm not that sure any more, their combined weight is quite huge. I will see to this. I like big handy things, I'm a big guy (195 cm / 130 kg) - aka Little-Ike - with big hands too. But there is a limit...

Now that I could find the post, where some of my fellow countrymen (was it Jouni Mäki...?) wrote about an app that would let me to change some letters of the keyboard. Ö and Ä namely, the latter is used more but put under the FN key...

I will not tweak this device much, until you more pro's open the paths. My goal is to have a well working Linux on it, and as an Jolla user a Sailfish version alongside.


Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Mouse for Cosmo
« on: December 14, 2019, 03:00:19 am »
Quote from: Charlie Stross
I use a Microsoft Arc Bluetooth travel mouse (what can I say? Microsoft make decent hardware, whatever one thinks of their software offerings!). Works fine with the Cosmo and Gemini, flattens nicely for portability, available in a dark grey finish that matches the PDA.
The Arc is an excellent device, and really the most sleekest. However, I not long ago went to Logitech M590, which uses both bluetooth and USB dongle technologies. So being, you can attach it to two computers simultaneosly and even move data straight between them. Haven't tried that, though. Very good mobility on the road with my laptop and surely my forthcoming Cosmo. It's very silent, too. And only for about half of the Arc's price.


Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / External screen under sailfish
« on: August 19, 2019, 12:22:53 am »
Quote from: Pikku-iikka
Sorry, just found this thread, which seemingly is the right place. Posted this earlier in another thread:

As an everyday Sailfish/Jolla phone user, I just mailed a question (in plain finnish) to Jolla, about their thoughts concerning the Cosmo Communicator, Sailfish OS and CC's second screen. I hope my country fellows will give an answer. Of course, just like Planet Computers, Jolla is a small group of people having their business widely spread now (Russia, South America) and maybe busy....

So, it was a holiday time in Finland. At august 9th, I got this reply from Jolla Team:


Kiitos mielenkiinnostasi Sailfish OS:n sovelluskohteiden suhteen!

Pahoittelut viiveestä vastauksessa.
Valitettavasti meillä ei ole tässä vaiheessa tiedotettavaa Cosmo Communicatorin kehityshankkeeseen liittyen.
Näin ollen voimme vain pyytää seuraamaan tiedotustamme: sekä osallistumaan keskusteluun mm. täällä:

Jolla Team"

... which in English says this:


Thank you for your interest in Sailfish OS Applications!

Sorry for the delay in your response.
Unfortunately, we have no information at this stage on the Cosmo Communicator development project.
We can only ask you to follow our information on and to participate in discussions here:

Thank You!
Jolla Team"


Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Latest updates on Indiegogo
« on: July 26, 2019, 04:54:52 am »
Quote from: MonkeyControl
[!--quoteo(post=0:date=:name=gymbo)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(gymbo)[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]A minute is 100 seconds (easier to work with mathematically...)
An hour is 100 minutes (same as for minutes...)
It's okay, I'm sure the UK has just finally gone metric.  erm...[/quote]
Ahh... those days in '70s and '80s when imported british vehicles had screws we home-mechanics didn't have tools for. Can't remember if those were torx style, brits being ahead of times? Now, when the brexit seems to become reality, maybe Britain will take some steps backwords - away from metrics and towards pounds, shillings & pennies. Just kidding    I've always felt sympathy for british life style & stuff, but now I feel sadness them leaving EU so surprisingly and to my opinion: unthinkably. Cheers'... (kippis).


Quote from: drpeter
Latest update from PC indicates that all Cosmos will have the original spec 'Space Grey' panels.  This is a slight disappointment to those who liked the look of the 'Prototype Metallic Blue' seen in recent updates.

Andrew over on the IndieGogo forum has apparently successfully pimped his Gemini with the type of durable vinyl adhesive wrap used on cars.

Anyone else had experience of this, or similar?
For me it is good news hearing of the panel color. Do not like the blue variant. But it is not that difficult to change the panel colours to what ever you prefer. You need either some painting experience (preferably from modelling) or could even do the job with vinyl adhesives. I think the job would be something like decorating a part of a car etc, which I have done a few times. Laying down letters etc. You do not have to buy a whole roll for the job, just take exact measures and order the actual sheets on-line. Best to look for a company that is reliable and uses class products (not the cheapest maybe). Sorry, can not help you with companies, because I live in a different part of the world, but even in this distant and quiet environment there are several entrepreneurs offering their help.

Before measuring, I would be waiting the Cosmo of course to be sure if class A decorating would need separating some parts of it...

Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / External screen under sailfish
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:17:19 am »
Sorry, just found this thread, which seemingly is the right place. Posted this earlier in another thread:

As an everyday Sailfish/Jolla phone user, I just mailed a question (in plain finnish) to Jolla, about their thoughts concerning the Cosmo Communicator, Sailfish OS and CC's second screen. I hope my country fellows will give an answer. Of course, just like Planet Computers, Jolla is a small group of people having their business widely spread now (Russia, South America) and maybe busy....

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Latest updates on Indiegogo
« on: July 13, 2019, 05:24:25 am »
The Update is there, and I'll comment in 'finnghlish':
Its lukin laik tö ting is rili kaming tu as. Mii kännot veit tu ket mai händs on it - för helvete...

Hello from my living rooms' cozy cyber area...

Here follows a little introduction and an at the same time an expression of satisfaction for reaching this possibly greatforthcoming Cosmo community. While I'm not a developer of any kind, I've always been interested in somehow 'different' equipment which is not the mainstream stuff. And also following discussions from which I do not understand a bit... Now, the Cosmo will be a thing that one could also work with, but I've always liked to 'play' with stuff too - not games per se but...

When people up here in Finland had Commodore 64's and most moved to PC's, I went the Sinclairs' ZX81 - Spectrum - QL way (a weird way it was especially with the latest one), then found the Amiga which was my partner for a long time (and still *lives* inside my first Raspberry and PC). First phone was a Panasonic, then Ericssons little brick like thingy with a GPRS modem - a wonderful companion to my Psion 5. Nokias N900 (Maemo with a keyboard) and N9 (Meego) were jewels, the latter is still in occasional use. From there to get a Jolla phone as soon as it was announced was a natural consequence. My now 6 years old Jolla was just born again in my pocket with Sailfish 3. Works fluently.

I cant't describe the feeling when I accidentally found out from Jolla's blog about agreement with Planet Computers. Never had heard a word of Gemini and Cosmo. Good old Psion keyboard and the same man behind the devices. And the Sailfish contract, oooohh'. It took really a few minutes and I too was a Cosmo backer at IndieGoGo.

I am sure I am going to have some very fine moments and 'play'time ahead with the Cosmo. There was one Martin Riddiford interview, where he described his writing style. First putting in a lot of text, then starting to re-organize and edit. Many times too frustrating with a touchscreen. But easy with a keyboard. I'm like him in that matter. Maybe I shall type my first ever novel with Cosmo.

There's one thing that I do not like the Cosmo - the name itself. Reminds me too much of the CCR drummer once upon good times, Doug ”Cosmo” Clifford. Well, maybe the name is from there, men @ Planet may have been CCR fans. And maybe I shall rename the thingy in my hands after my wife.

Btw, Cosmo and Gemini do not carry a brand name like probably all phones and computers do. Couldn't they have been officially, say, Planet Gemini and Planet Cosmo, as devices of the same brand. Cosmo is in a way a re-born Gemini. Now part of the big public do not necessarily understand that the maker of these superb machines is the same and has two devices already.

There you have it - as a good end, my Logitech seems to be out of batteries at this moment...

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