January 10th, 2016

2016: Year of the GNU/Linux phone

Well, Linux is running significant fraction of cellphones these days... but usually very old and very patched kernel. But maybe we can run mainline kernel with free userland?

Today, I made first successfull call with Nokia N900 running 4.4-rc8
kernel and Debian userland. Latency was cca second, and I was told my voice was not recognizable, but we had no problems understanding each other.
Maybe voice format is not 4kHz, 16bit, stereo after all?