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Model S mobile App ... OS?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ElSupreme, Mar 30, 2012.

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What OS will you use?

  1. iOS

    122 vote(s)
    64.2%
  2. Android

    42 vote(s)
    22.1%
  3. Windows Phone 7

    10 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Black Berry

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Symbian

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. WebOS (PalmOS)

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Other Smartphone OS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I use a regular mobile phone!

    7 vote(s)
    3.7%
  9. I don't have a mobile phone!

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Ok I do have a smartphone. But it isn't iOS, Android, WinPhone, or BlackBerry. So right now I am not holding out for a special app. I am just curious what type of smartphone or regular phone you have and plan on using to remotely control the Model S.
     
  2. drbradfo

    drbradfo Member

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    what's left? Do you have a Symbian phone? Maybe you will be lucky and Telsa will create a mobile web portal to the same functionality.
     
  3. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Yeah Symbian. I love my Nokia N8.
     
  4. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Good poll - am sure Tesla'd be watching to figure out where to put their R&D dollars for mobile app development. iOS (across 4 devices) everywhere in the family...
     
  5. prezpat

    prezpat P 7,4xx

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    I thought I heard at a Tesla event on the east coast that the engineers working on the mobile app are former Apple, Inc. employees who worked on the OS for the original iPod.

    Also, they've already demoed an iOS app at multiple events. So we know there's at least one being worked on for iOS.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    They've said they'd support iOS and Android in the past.
     
  7. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    I have a basic personal phone and a work issued android phone. Will upgrade personal phone to iPhone if the model S App is iOS only.
     
  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yay! I'm not the only WP7 user for once haha. If they only do iOS and Android, I'm sure there will be a web interface, and if not, I carry around my iPad anyway.

    Plus, as time goes on, we'll probably see unofficial apps pop up (for better or for worse)
     
  9. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    If it makes you feel better I had a WP 7 before my Symbian phone.
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Fess up... who's still toting a FossilBerry around?! :)
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Mike Lazaridis is in line for a Model S too :)
     
  12. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I only dumped mine a few weeks ago. My only regret is that I waited so long....
     
  13. clea

    clea Member

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    ::raises hand::

    will wait to see what is supported for the S before I decide what to replace it with.
     
  14. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    We know for certain that iOS is supported.
     
  15. clea

    clea Member

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    last resort for me ... am not an apple fanboy. used to work for MS and i guess it rubbed off.
     
  16. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Understandable...It's become a culture I guess, although fanboy or not, it's still a well designed phone and OS. I really like where WP OS is going, though. I think they are finally listening to their consumer base.
     
  17. onlinespending

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    How is the app going to communicate with the Model S? It would need to communicate over the internet, which would necessitate the need for a cellular data connection for the car. Imagine you want to change the cabin temperature (or check on the car) while you're off shopping. You would not be able to use your cell phone as a WiFi hotspot for your car (as many want to do), since you would not be in close proximity of the car. I certainly hope they allow free cellular data for low-bandwidth communication with the car (similar to Kindle's Whispernet which is limited to downloading the small ebooks). I see this also being problematic if you're parked somewhere without cellular reception (such as an underground public garage).
     
  18. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Whispernet is not free. It is paid for out of the book you are downloading.

    I guess that they could do something like the N years free map updates. Charge it all up-front, so there is no monthly bill.

    Roadster has 'free' cellular for Tesla's own use - they can justify that by it being under their control, getting valuable battery performance data from the car, and getting paid for the annual service.
     
  19. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Onstar for GM uses satellite to communicate with cars?, or is it a cellular connection? Perhaps if it is cellular they will use similar tech.
     
  20. drbradfo

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    I thought someone said that every Model S will have low-bandwidth 3G connection for status & control. I'm hoping this is including for the 'lifetime' of the car, kinda like a Kindle has low-bandwidth 3G connectivity for free to download books.

    If you want web, streaming music, etc, you will need a data plan from AT&T. Also hoping that AT&T rolls out the shared family dataplan so we can share data plan between ModelS and iPhone.
     

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