I have never used Android, so don't have any concept of how it's usability stacks up against our usual Linux distros. I don't know how well it will perform with the conventional keyboard/mouse input.
Very interesting though, if it does start to appear on laptops/desktops.
Comments:Posted on 4 Feb 2012, 14:56 by lobster
or better still get a cheap smartphone
(I think I have made 3 calls from mine)
They are mini self contained computers with wifi
The Chinese are creating an Open Source Android and there is another project to do this
Posted on 4 Feb 2012, 22:46 by walker
porting android to pc
Porting android to x86
(In the Netherlands (and I think worldwide) tablets are very cheap 100E) having 512 ram and gpu though there needs a lot be tweaked before it is up to the devs wishes. Yet nice to get acquainted with android. And, they seem to get cheaper and cheaper day by day.)
I am talking about -cheap- tablets not high standard smartphones.
Posted on 5 Feb 2012, 2:46 by Adi
No way yet
I have an acer aspire one laptop with android preinstalled. this feature is called instant boot but it has no access to other apps (most wanted). may be google do not allow all brands connect to their site. so I cannot use android on pc at all.
Posted on 5 Feb 2012, 4:23 by GCMartin
Android understand clarity
Android is a OS that has touch screen as its expected primary UI.
It is the wave of our OS future as this is where the world (Apple/Microsoft,Sony, Sambsug, Nokia)have bee heading fro several years.
Hope this is clear and it helps.
Posted on 5 Feb 2012, 4:39 by walker
handle touchscreen by mouse
Even android is meant to manage by touchscreen, one can also use the mouse.
Posted on 5 Feb 2012, 5:01 by Iguleder1
roar-ng and Subito GNU/Linux
Barry, I would highly appreciate any comments from you on this thread.
I'd like to hear your opinion about this vision.
Posted on 5 Feb 2012, 5:06 by GCMartin
These is much to learn aobut Android.
Started a Puppy Forum Thread, here
Posted on 5 Feb 2012, 11:47 by BarryK
That is extremely interesting, a complete rethink. Right now I have my nose down working on something, but I'll give it a try soon.
Posted on 6 Feb 2012, 5:53 by lostmypassword
My girlfriend bought a Craig Netbook (_not_ a
tablet) last Nov to use on a trip, and I played
with it a bit. It had Android 2.2 installed; I'm
told that 3.x is now released. It's hard to critique the software separately from the hardware, but I can say that as user of
Lucid-528 on a Dell D410 _Laptop_, I found
Android 2.2 on the netbook disappointing and frustrating. The printed manual
was way too brief and no way is apparently offered
to upgrade to a later Android. I downloaded an
Android manual from the net, but found it only
mentioned phones, not netbooks (or tablets).