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23rd September 2010, 05:34 PM #1
Windows CE and Windows Mobile. Same Beast?
Following my experiments with the Witstech A81E running Android 2.2 and CoPilot Live 8 I'm now looking at installing Windows CE on there and running TomTom, which has been ewidely reported as compatable with CE (V.6.0 btw). Now on the TomTom site I can only see versions for Windows Mobile, and a lot of researchign I've been doing seems to indicate that quite a lot of Mobile and CE apps are teh same and both platforms are largely compatable. Does anyone know if this is indeed the case?
23rd September 2010, 07:09 PM #2
It is the case because windows mobile uses Windows CE kernal has noted here Windows Mobile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I hope you realiase that it aint easy to install windows ce, you have to like build an image to install it plus include drivers on it I believe
Hope that helps
24th September 2010, 01:41 AM #3
They are not exactly the same as CE has more full featured APIs in most cases than WM, there is a very large intersection between them though which makes a large chunk of the stuff compatible.
27th September 2010, 12:46 PM #4
Thaks both of you. I have the Windows CE image for several Android devices, but my main focus is the Witstech A81E. I have so far experimented with CoPilot Live 8 on it very successfully. I have since found out that TomTom runs of Windows CE and was wantign to experiment, however the TomTom site only sells the Windows Mobile version (TomTom Navigator 7 for Windows smartphone - TomTom) and was looking to see whether I could have used this version or sourced a CE version.
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