WenWM · Apr 3, 2010 at 08:55 am

Eclair on Kaiser, Vogue and Polaris

Android on Windows Mobile can now be seen on many different devices, but it all started with the Kaiser. The Kaiser, Vogue, and Polaris are three devices that have advanced immensely with Android porting. Their progress can be seen in many places, but mostly by the available ROMs.

I’ve selected the most popular ROM that is available for these devices, and from what the comments say, it’s the best. The ROM has many advances that put it at the top of the porting game, with only a few things that are not functioning properly just yet.

Originally posted by polyrhythmic

A few things to look forward to in this build:

  • OpenGL Hardware Acceleration! (thanks again to the amazing dzo!)
  • Much improved battery life
  • Working autocomplete (for Spanish and English) touch keyboard
  • Working Google Voice and Maps 4.0 with Full Nav (or int’l Maps 4.0 with Nav)
  • GPS with AGPS (Network “Cell-Tower” Location reported buggy for some users)
  • 5 home screens and Full QVGA Compatibility
  • Stability. The OpenEclair base is the most stable yet
  • New install system (which means easier upgrading and multiple themes in the future!)

What works:

  • Normal Sleep/Suspend (not hacked!)
  • Calls/Txt
  • 3G Data/MMS
  • Wifi
  • Full GPS with AGPS
  • Network (Cell-Tower-based) Location (buggy)
  • Hardware OpenGLES
  • Google Apps
  • Google Sync
  • Exchange Calendar
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Apps included in this build:

  • Live Wallpapers: Grass, Beziers, Bobs, Polar Clock, Visualizations
  • Astro File Manager [Free]
  • Taskiller Free 1.8.1 (no ads + CUSTOM THEMED TASKBAR WIDGET) [Free]
  • Facebook (full sync working)
  • Myspace
  • Car Home
  • Desk Clock [new!]
  • YouTube
  • Powerbar Widget
  • Genie Widget (a.k.a News and Weather app)
  • Nav Launcher [Free]
  • Tetherbot [Free]
  • GPS Test [Free]
  • extra terminal tools in bin/xbin: rwsystem, rosystem, nano & more

Not working:

  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Voice Dial/Search/Keyboard
  • Speakerphone
  • YouTube HQ
  • ‘Reboot’

More information is available in the thread.


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