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  1. chismay

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    alright guys, member AKTIFIT commented about loading linux on one of me lappys, got me thinking.

    do you think its possible to create a full laptop conversion to android?

    im aware that it would be a vast amount of work to re-do all the drivers and such, im not talking a public system that would need hundreds of different driver for different products i mean as such a stand alone single unit project .

    im ok for idea's problem solving, and can learn at a faster rate blah blah , im not a geek but i am fully computer literate, however i dont know about programing, creating drivers and such,

    image graphics and GUI design yeah maybe

    if this is a possibly to come into fruition i would probably create a basic website to track/blog to project.


    so.... does anyone here have any experience in this?
    does anyone here have experience and knowledge of driver creation?

    is this a reality or a pipe dream? (or joint dream i dunno);)

    i'm guessing that the more people get in on the project the faster it would run :cool:
     

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    also i have a brother in law who builds his own basic circuit boards with multi-sensors and creates new toys for his kids, might help with any physical hardware modification needed. like a cpu change, adding camera,usb's, hdmi ports...you never know eh?

    Ive stripped a few laptops before but like i say im more software-based problem solving.
     
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    i don't know if i understand what you're trying to say, but i'm guessing you want to have an androidlike os on your laptop?

    if so it'd be probably easier to look at it from the other side: linux drivers are all available, it is highly customisable and it's optimised for keyboard/trackpad input. but then again i don't think i really see the point in the whole thing :p

    or perhaps you were thinking more of sth like the new asus transformer thingie which i think runs android aswell
     
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    i don't know if i understand what you're trying to say, but i'm guessing you want to have an androidlike os on your laptop?

    if so it'd be probably easier to look at it from the other side: linux drivers are all available, it is highly customisable and it's optimised for keyboard/trackpad input. but then again i don't think i really see the point in the whole thing :p

    or perhaps you were thinking more of sth like the new asus transformer thingie which i think runs android aswell

    Edit(if you already know alot about linux just skip this): i don't know how much you know about linux, but in the past few years it really came to a point where i have to say it's more user friendly than windows 7, it's very easy on old hardware and there's also quite a bit of bling bling stuff if you're into that
    three examples here:
    Ubuntu Unity: YouTube - ‪Ubuntu - Unity & Natty‬‏
    Gnome 3: YouTube - ‪GNOME 3 Features (With GNOME Shell)‬‏
    Elementary OS(this is just a preview though): YouTube - ‪The not-so-distant future of Elementary OS‬‏
     
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    well basically like i have an android tablet,,, works just like a android phone but bigger screen and no cell services.

    now could i have a laptop that say runs android 2.3 gingerbread,.? so it would look like this when i turn it on,.., i mean it should run..amazingly fast with say 4gb of ram? and imagine having android 2.3 with 300gb of HD + 256mb g-card

    [​IMG]
     
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    im gonna look at this in better detail when i come home after work but looks like what im after, im thinking maybe custom making a netbook with android.
     
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    if you have atom or x86 processor it won't work unless it runs under emulator or bios hack.
     
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    well i tried out the eeepc version on my eeepc and it worked except that i didn't have wireless and the ui really didn't fit my netbook, you're better off with something like jolicloud or sth similar, i don't think android is made for mouse/trackpad input
     
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    cheers, i tried it out but i must have a in compatible processor because i only got as far as the loading screen just before "ANDROID" is supposed to come up, but then it just freezes., oh well, and it doesnt work on the atom? mmmm so thats 2 out of my 3 accessible pc's marked out.

    its because me mate just got one of the acer iconia tablet/laptops wanted to retaliate with a full netbook android hehehe
    but the sdk emulator is so god damn slow its unbelievable that its official.
     
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    it did run on my eeepc so it runs on an atom processor (N550, so it's even a dual-core), and i don't think my netbook cheats :p
     
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    ok look like im gonna have to "borrow" the net book for a bit lmao,

    lol i might load it onto me ace's sd card lol

    "hey plug my phone into your computer it'll take it over like skynet"
     

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