I installed Windows 8 RP on an RM Slate (which had Windows 7 previously). Now I'm stuck on the PC Settings page. There doesn't appear to be a touch method to get out. If there is, it isn't apparent. I'm guessing it required a physical button, which this device doesn't have. #windows8releasepreview #youcandobetter #RMSlate
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- Meego was dropped when Microsoft came in to seal Nokias demise. There is a Linux available for multi touch... Android!Jul 1, 2012
- I might give Android another whirl. Comparing the open source version to an OEM version might not have been fair.Jul 1, 2012
- Come to think of it, that is probably why I can't find a lot of apps I want in the Marketplace: I'm using the open source, x86 version.Jul 1, 2012
- Which Android did you use? I found several for different versions on different systems. I was messing around this morning in virtualbox. http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2011/10/11/getting-started-on-android-for-x86-step-by-step-guide-on-setting-up-android-2223-for-x86-testing-environment-in-oracle-virtualbox/Jul 2, 2012
- Yes, in the Android-x86 fork, there are about 5 different versions meant for different x86 hardware. I'm using the latest one, v4.0, meant for the Atom N455 (in something called a Tetra 2?). I think the problem lies in the fact that a lot of the apps in the market are made for ARM, not x86. I searched for problems with Netflix and it has ARM .so's instead of x86. People have tried porting them but with limited success.Jul 2, 2012
- Hmm. It's my understanding that it doesn't matter UNLESS the app uses chip-specific hardware (usually for performance in games).
Intel, for example, released an Android phone based on Atom and >90% of the apps worked with no tweaking. And this abstraction is a great benefit to using Java for your apps.
I think Intel's NDK software will port ARM to x86, as well. Intel's typically really good about developing tools to help get stuff ported to their architecture.
Netflix, however, is probably due to some hardware ties that prevent it from running on certain devices. Netflix runs on my Roku (Linux-based) and Android phone + tablet (Linux-based) but refuses to work on (or support) actual desktop Linux. I blame Netflix here.
That said, have you tried this? http://tinyurl.com/nflx180Jul 2, 2012