Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Phones > ASUS Padfone

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old August 13th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone MK802 Mini-PC
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Problems getting "Tablet" apps for PadFone?

Hi
Anyone know how to tell Google Play that the PadFone's both a phone and a tablet (or at least get it to ignore it?)?
Wanted to install a 'HD"-ie tablet-version of an Office programme for use when docked - but the app was "not compatible with any of my devices".

Keen to hear of any workarounds (outside of downloading an apk from a warez site!)

Many thanks for any help.

Niuby is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 15th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Anges's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 62
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone (ICS), [HTG Glacier (GB) sold]
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

When you tried this was the phone docked in the tablet?
__________________
Anges - 'cause.. "It's so fluffy!"
Asus PadFone running Android 4.0.4
HTC Glacier: Black, Rooted, s=off running Virtuous Affinity (2.05.0)
Anges is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Anges For This Useful Post:
Niuby (August 15th, 2012)
Old August 15th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone MK802 Mini-PC
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

D'oh!
No, I tried from my PC, not the device.
Good advice - thanks: will have a go from the docked device once I get it back (its in the shop at the moment)
Niuby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 15th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Anges's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 62
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone (ICS), [HTG Glacier (GB) sold]
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I am seeing that others are doing the same thing. How can GooglePlay determine if you want "Tablet" apps if the phone is not in the "tablet" configuration.

A simple mistake.
Anges is offline  
Last edited by Anges; August 15th, 2012 at 06:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2012, 04:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Newfoundland Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 188
 
Device(s): HTC Hero (telus) Samsung G2SX Archos 80g9 Samsung Galaxy Note and Note Tablet
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Did it work for you after Angus? Also how do the apps flow with phone and tablet? Do they switch between docking? Like can you access tablet apps on the handset, and vise versa?
Steve Adams is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone MK802 Mini-PC
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Unable to tell at this stage, I'm afraid: my phone is away for repair (just wouldn't start one day )

As noted, haven't been able to load any tablet-specific apps: intend to try Anges' advice as soon as I get it back.

OTOH, phone apps generally run on both the phone and tablet, but most 3rd-party ones require restarting after docking or undocking (there is a toggle in settings to make selected apps persistent: works well for things like text tones etc that don't require a user interface..not so good on keyboard apps etc: in tablet mode, they end up about 1/4 the size they should be until restarted! <grin>)

Once restarted, tho, most apps seem to play nicely with either the large tablet or (relatively) small phone screen.

I read somewhere that Asus is making an api available for developers to dynamically resize their apps when docking/undocking: hopefully the PadFone will take off and developers will write for it!
Niuby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Anges's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 62
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone (ICS), [HTG Glacier (GB) sold]
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Yes, the phone is the "brains" of the tablet. Everything downloaded appears in both app trays. And in the app tray there is a tab for regular apps, tablet apps, and widgets. The apps you put on the "desktop" will be different for the phone and the tablet. There is the ability to live switch between phone and tablet for the majority of the apps; most native apps do it and some of those you will download can do it too. This means that if you are in the browser (on the phone) and you insert it into the tablet, the browser will remain open once docked. I have used the pen to do some tapping and drawing but I have not used it to answer the phone.
Anges is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s): Asus PadFone MK802 Mini-PC
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

FWIW, the pen works well as a headset: volume is a touch on the low side, but very usable. Vibration (when ringing, as in an incoming call) on the pen is great: much more "obvious" than even the phone vibration IMO.
Niuby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

ASUS Padfone
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

First unveiled during Computex 2011, in Taipei, the ASUS Padfone is one of the most unique devices of its time. ASUS is the first manufacturer to come up with such a unique idea. The ASUS Padfone is a smartphone that can be docked into a tablet, wh... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Archived Android Devices > Archived Phones > ASUS Padfone
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.