Hey /g/, I wanna build my own smartphone.
How can I build a hand held phone more powerful than anything I can buy?
Also where do I get not shit screens I can easily work with?
Also can I actually make such a device not shit?
Well, if you can find something better than a snapdragon 810 on a board that's compatible with your stuff and you have the expertise necessary to bring a mobile os onto your custom hardware, then sure.
Fuck. Build a smartphone around a xeon CPU if you want. Your better off just buying a phone.
This thing seems pretty powerful.
2gb of ram, 2.0ghz quad core, and lots of connectivity.
Put a really big antenna on this, tape on some batteries,get a touch screen ,and add a SD card slot I would imagine it would be pretty good.
If you were really really smart smart could you put more than one of those into a portable beowulf cluster?
I know how to use a soldering iron and how to google for help, that is all anyone needs.
You could do it by spending a lot of money. Specs for current smartphones are known, there are lots of electronic vendors who sell stuff you'll need. I'll point out Freescale because they have nice cheap things and a nice attitude towards freedom, though they have just been swallowed by a competitor.
But... your prototype will cost a lot more than ANY mass-produced chinkphone because those guys already have their workflow established and the cheapest manufacturing conditions you could ever dream of. So yeah... that's it.
Yes. Though do you really wanna be a faggot walking around with his 2000 dollar fang battlebox?
put this in your phone, the touchpad on the back of your phone (for when you want to connect your "phone" to a monitor), and the batteries in your backpack.
turns out the "Facebook" machine becomes the new /g/ recommended phone.
What OS would you run on it though? What are you planning on doing with it?
Alternatively, you can create a belt to wear under your shirt that holds the batteries. With straps that extend onto your shoulders to help bear the weight.
You could just solder more RAM on. Complex, but doable.
Or go fucking wizard-tier on it and solder another SD reader on to it, but rewire it to connect to a RAM stick, then set virtual memory to this new SD RAM stick. Hyper speed.
We RAM Drive now.
Now the split in RAM for CPU and graphics will have a larger share of memory each. I forgot the default values for them, you can change them in some file.
You could probably even set graphics to use the SD RAM only, somehow.
I'm tempted to do this now. Or at least figure out a way to do it.
I have plenty of laptop memory sitting around right of my feet.
Clearly it is not possible to make a homebrew phone with a similar design to a normal mobile phone using accessible hobbist components such as a Raspberry Pi.
I thought about this idea before and the best way to make a homebrew phone and carry it discreetly is build a pi phone normally in relation to known tuturials or equivalent designs and have it in a carrier bag.
To get the close mobile feel you would have a normal MP3 player or similer device and have it linked as a reciever via Bluetooth.
Of course you would need the right type of MP3 player and it could be possible to do the same thing or similar with a tablet.
From the outlook this idea could be improved on such as using the tablet to control the Pi Phone remotely at close range.
>Clearly it is not possible to make a homebrew phone with a similar design to a normal mobile phone using accessible hobbist components such as a Raspberry Pi.
If you desoldered the connectors and get a small battery it could be done.
Might be relatively thick, but still workable.