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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Incredible_Nat, May 20, 2010.

  1. Incredible_Nat

    Incredible_Nat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Now that my mac powerbook is getting ready to bite the dust I am looking into different possibilities. I have experienced the greatness of Droid Incredible and am wondering what laptop can provide similar experience ....in a bigger package of course. Pardon my ignorance in advance, please.

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  2. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member

    As of now, there is no Android laptop, but according to some Android sites some tablets that will run Android are in the works! I believe they're slated to come out the end of this year!
  3. Incredible_Nat

    Incredible_Nat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, good news.
  4. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member

    You could run a live Android CD on a laptop if you want to play around with it, but you need a laptop that will run x86 OS's (i.e. Windows, DOS, Most Linux Distros, etc).

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  5. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Android Enthusiast

    No update in about a year, that sucks. Downloading it now.
  6. Incredible_Nat

    Incredible_Nat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    been thinking some more on the subject......on the whole idea of tablet vs laptop/netbook/notebook.....

    for me personally, laptop is still a winner...on many levels....

    I just hope there will be something worthy on the market soon...don't feel like shelling out $$$$ to Steve again :(
  7. imjustakid14

    imjustakid14 Lurker

    The Tablet comes out on 5th June it's on 02 website somewhere came across it the other day
  8. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Android Enthusiast

    Didn't like that Android OS. Worked fine in virtual PC other then being really slow and complaing about battery live. Made a live CD and it would just freeze on loading the OS.
  9. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    My friend got an Android Tablet today. He buys tons of tech stuff (for example, he has every version of Apple Newton ever made). I wouldn't buy one quite yet...His was around $215 shipped.

    He said the touch screen sucked BADLY. Like to the point that he had to use the other side of a pen to get things to register. The notification bar was there, but he couldn't get it to pull down. It's running Android 1.6. To top it all off, the charger died within 5 minutes, so now he has to go buy a universal charger (he tested it with a volt meter and nothing is coming out). It was shipped from China and he can't return it either...lol

    He doesn't care much though, since he is going to buy an iPad later this week, he just wanted a cheap android tablet to mess around with (try to root, put on 2.1, etc).

    BTW, he is an iPhone user that I converted to Moto Droid :D
  10. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Android Expert

    Your buddy sounds like me. Was his white or did his look like an iPad.
    I have the white one.

    The thing is horrid beyond belief. I checked sysinfo at it states it runs at 175mhz when they advertised it @600.

    Your friend got ripped off. I paid $87 for mine (shipped). I bought thinking, if it is garbage, I could use it as a 7" picture frame. Well, it is beyond horrid, the screen dithers so bad. I think it has 16,000 colors It lags so much I am not kidding you.

    I'll post picts in the tablet section someday.

    As for Live Android x86/usb install. I wouldn't recommend it. Many apps don't work because they assume arm. Also, how do you plan to get apps on it? It is nice to play with but not very practical.
  11. zombii matt

    zombii matt Well-Known Member

    yeah the problem with most android tablets is that they dont have access to the marketplace. Personally im waiting for the rumored verizon/google tablet.
  12. dellinqwartz

    dellinqwartz Lurker

    The Motorola Droid 2 sports a sleeker look and an improved keyboard. The smart phone Also features a faster processor, double the RAM of the original Droid, The Motorola A955 has agnate specs as the aboriginal Motorola A855 DROID. It works as laptop.

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  13. Isthmus

    Isthmus Android Expert

    The thing about Android is that to run it in a laptop it has to be run in a virtual machine. from what I understand this is how it is run in phones as well, but the VM is the entire interface.

    At this point in time though, Android is not really set up to run as the principal OS in a standard rig.

    That I know of, the closes thing to that is the netbook made for the motorola xoom, and that runs a modified version of ubuntu Linux (don't know which version), with the android side being in a VM.

    You are better off just taking your old rig and running a Linux distro of your preference on it. It will give that machine an entire new lease on life.

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