DC on Android.

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  1. ThatsABigOne

    ThatsABigOne Diamond Member

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    I hope this is not a repost, but my interest was sparked with the fact that I will have a spare HTC Sensation overclocked to 1.9ghz when I get my new Nexus 4.

    I just started doing Milkyway@Home on a phone!!

    http://nativeboinc.org/site/uncat/start

    The installation is easy, and it connects to projects(work units) from a variety of DC projects.

    My phone does Milkyway@Home wu in about 9-10 hours, where as my video card does it in 1 or so minute! That shows some power comparison between ARM processors and video cards!

    Make sure that the device does not too hot! :)
     
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    petrusbroder Elite Member

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    That is most interesting ... thanks for the heads-up! :)

    Which application (of those posted on MilkyWay@home - home page is being used?
     
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  4. ThatsABigOne

    ThatsABigOne Diamond Member

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    What about power consumption? Phones can operate/work 3-4 days from a single full charge,
     
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    I would imagine this would kill the battery.
     
  7. Kiska

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    Actually it doesn't. I have a Xperia X10i and the battery lasts 14 hours without BOINC running after down to 12 hours, be careful of the heat though
     
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    My phone runs out of battery in less than 1 hour, with 14 hour regular battery life. It is that demanding, especially overclocked!
     
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    sounds like unless you have a charger readily available; or the phone on the charger; it is not very practical.
     
  10. ThatsABigOne

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    I run it overnight because it is plugged into the charger anyways.

    There has got to be more interest in this software that this... Come on, people, any more takers?
     
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    makes me wanna do it. i have a nexus 7 sitting right next to me. :hmm:
     
  12. petrusbroder

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    Don't have any Android - phone ... (nor iPhone either). ;)