Android on the UX?

Talk about installing other operating systems on the micro PC.
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Postby UXername » Tue May 24, 2011 03:50

google has few features & hardware requirements(except honeycomb?) for a device to be called "android certified". and some great apps/games don't run properly or totally on non-android certified devices.. like nook.

EDIT: this post sounds like i hate the idea. i really like it.

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Postby bigs » Tue May 24, 2011 05:08

good call uxername and welcome to micropc!

So android mabe in the same boat as ubuntu when it comes to new games etc. ]

for games etc, best stick to xp i think blaster...
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
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Postby bigs » Wed May 25, 2011 21:51

I just had a go playing some google chromium games. I found Angry birds works a treat, and plays exactly the same as on my Symbian nokia n8, and iphone. Hopefully there will be more games ported to the chromium system, so ubuntu users can enjoy some fun games too.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby sportfisio » Sun May 29, 2011 08:45

Hi again!
Even you are right, telling that any Linux OS is better than Android, I think that putting Android inside UX would be awesome JUST for the BIG app support it has! Android Market place is getting bigger everyday, and apps like Whatsapp, soon Viber, or funny games...etc, are very delightful to play with!(I think Whatsapp is a must on any mobileOS today, and would be great to use it from the UX).

Well, so maybe the problem has solved by this project:
http://www.bluestacks.com/

We are gonna follow this up...:) :cool:

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Postby UXername » Sun May 29, 2011 10:05

applied to be an alpha tester! :)

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Postby sportfisio » Sun May 29, 2011 10:34

Me too... ;)

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Postby UXername » Mon May 30, 2011 05:25

punkthis!: http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/30/cupp-punkthis-hands-on-video/

The product is meant to replace your computer's 2.5-inch SATA hard drive with a board featuring a complete ARM-based system along with a mini-PCIe socket -- the latter capable of accommodating a physically smaller SATA SSD to handle the missing storage for the x86 host. PunkThis is built around a Texas Instruments DM3730 ARM CPU with 512 MB of RAM and includes a WiFi radio, as well as connectors and cables to interface the board with existing video, audio, and USB facilities on the host computer (no soldering required).

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Postby bigs » Mon May 30, 2011 23:01

Wow UXername, so what this PCI-e card does it actually put a completely independent android Architecture onto a device that has a free PCI-E slot.

Impressive solution, and I think it may be the best one for the likes of UX users that wants full android on their UX.

Based on the engadget review there is minimal integration between the main OS and the sub OS (android) and they literally share by switching the input/outputs, ie screen, keyboard inputs. They run completely independent of each other but simultaneously. I suspect that the Intel CPU in the UX will need to be on for the PCI-E card ARM OS to work, hence this may have impact on battery life. Imagine if one could access both the Intel CPU and the ARM cpu in one OS! That in combination with core2DUO upgraded UX would make the Ux into a 2.5 core system (core2 + ARM). One could reprogram the ARM based circuit for dedicated video processing, so it could mimick the Crystal HD, except with complete flexibility on how to program video codecs as they are released. We could even make the ARM cpu do background operations, hence freeing up the valuable memory (1gb RAM) on the UX. Again though this is points towards Ubuntu OS. Since ubuntu can run either on Intel or ARM CPU,s this would be the preferable OS to utilize both CPUs.

There is great possibilities here, just a matter on how to go abouts getting the UX mainboard to talk to the MiniPCI mainboard. When the ARM is not needed, one could make it shut down and dual boot into android OS!

Hope someone gets this and uses it on the UX!

Bigs
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby blaster » Mon May 30, 2011 23:04

wow. my jaw just hit the floor. but how do we get it into the ux?
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd
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Postby blaster » Mon May 30, 2011 23:07

errr bigs. it replases the hdd not the pcie slot. it might not look like it but thats a sata conector not an over size pcie conector
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd

TZ17 - u7600 48gb sony slc ssd 2gb ram. TZ16 u7500 80gb hdd 2gb ram

acer aspire one a150. 1.6ghz 1.5gb ram. 6cell battery :D

EEE PC 900. 9" 900mhz 2gb ram. i have been messing around with windows 7 and 8 hehe


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