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    Android on your netbook? Android-x86

    I thought some of you might be interested in this, been playing with a live USB version on my eeepc the past couple of days, and it certainly appears to work well!

    The default resolution is naff for the eepc screen, but booting it in to VESA mode is much better. I've not had a chance to try out any real apps yet though to see how it handles them, but the potential is huge!

    Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
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    Going to try in vm

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    just downloading now, to try in a vm. The potential really is huge

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    The VMs work nice. Installs in about 3 mins.

    Only 2.2 when I put it on an minibook a couple o weeks back. Seemed to detect all the hardware too, camera was laggy tho, not exactly the biggest deal breaker.
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    Just booting the VM...

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    Just running it on a Samsung N130 in a virtual machine. I like it !

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    I have an eeepc at home I do nothing with, so I think I'm going to take the plunge and install this as main OS to have a play with - if all of the usual apps work (no reason they shouldn't, they're Java based and I wouldn't have thought there's anything specific to ARM CPU's for the vast majority of apps) then I think this could be perfect for the casual netbook user like myself, install a nice web browser, flash support, lots of games and info apps... yep, I think this could be great!

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    Wonder if HDMI is supported. Could attach to my TV and use as media / web box

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Wonder if HDMI is supported. Could attach to my TV and use as media / web box
    It's certainly worth a try!

    There's no port of Honeycomb on the website yet I've noticed, but I reckon that might be better suited to netbooks, it's designed for larger screens and as many tablets have HDMI out, I imagine support for that would be built in to the OS (all assumptions of course, I've not actually used a Honeycomb device to compare)

    I wish the site went in to some detail on how they port it for x86 processors, I might have a crack at compiling Honeycomb if they did... some scouring of the interwebs may be in order this weekend methinks.

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    Hmmm apparently most apps are compiled with native code for ARM processors, and so they won't work on x86 strains of Android... shame. Still, worth a play to see if it's a feasible OS

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    it works on my Tosh Sattelite Pro L300. Just cant get any apps for it or the bluetooth to work, however the proxy program works a treat for it!

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    Right is anyone able to edit the source code and adding a few lines in for me? I have this on my Q1, but the touchscreen doesnt work, however all other aspects do. Coding is not my strong point. Instructions found here Issue 90 - android-x86 - Touchscreen not working on Samsung Q1 - An open source project to provide android support on x86 - Google Project Hosting

    Anyone that does, I will be eternally grateful!

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    Oh and I would need it compiled to become an ISO also

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedora_explorer View Post
    Just running it on a Samsung N130 in a virtual machine. I like it !
    Have you got any instructions how you did it? Which iso did you use? Currently trying it on a NB30 but only got it running so far by selecting Vesa and its very slow and unresponsive. Using VirtualBox to test it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Right is anyone able to edit the source code and adding a few lines in for me? I have this on my Q1, but the touchscreen doesnt work, however all other aspects do. Coding is not my strong point. Instructions found here Issue 90 - android-x86 - Touchscreen not working on Samsung Q1 - An open source project to provide android support on x86 - Google Project Hosting

    Anyone that does, I will be eternally grateful!
    I'll take a look later on for you, I've already got the source repositories on my home machine so it shouldn't take me long

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