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raspberry pi as smart phone

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:45 pm
by alaraki
Hi everybody please can somebody tell me how can use raspberry pi 4 as smart mobile phone with touch screen[/size] :!: :?:

Re: raspberry pi as smart phone

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:40 pm
by mahjongg
not unless you convert it to such a device by adding a touch screen, GPRS mode, and software.

And you can forget about using Android, the RPF doesn't support its use, and no-one has created a smartphone that uses it with an RPI.

This is just wishful thinking AFAIC.

oh, and please don't shout (don't use the size tags) its against proper netiquette.

Re: raspberry pi as smart phone

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:44 pm
by rpiMike

Re: raspberry pi as smart phone

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:52 pm
by mahjongg
note, it doesn't use android, also note that it did add a touchscreen and a GPRS module, like I said.

I didn't say you could not make a smartphone out of a RPI, just that an RPI could be used as one as is, it takes a lot of effort, much more than just adding a screen.

Re: raspberry pi as smart phone

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:05 pm
by rpiMike
Where does Android come into it - or has someone edited a post?

Re: raspberry pi as smart phone

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:15 pm
by HawaiianPi
alaraki wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Hi everybody please can somebody tell me how can use raspberry pi 4 as smart mobile phone with touch screen[/size] :!: :?:
Can't tell you how, but I can tell you it's a bad idea.

While Raspberry Pi computers are based on mobile hardware technology, they are not designed to be used as mobile devices, and lack some important functionality (such as low-power, power-saving operation). By the time you add all the needed bits what you will have is a large, crappy phone with terrible battery life and performance, that won't run popular mobile apps.

It's pretty much a pointless endeavor, unless you want to waste a whole lot of time, money and effort just for the experience (which I understand, having done such pointless things myself from time to time). In which case, the PiPhone link above might be a good place to start (it's a phone, but it's not very "smart").