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vtpup


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010, 23:04    Post subject:  

Aitch wrote:
vtpup

2nd on this list is a Rockchip RK2808 powered Android Tablet - so puppy is possible....

http://www.coolbeta.com/gadget/tablet/

Bet yours beats the indestructible TP600, though.....?

Aitch Smile


Hi Aitch,

Yes, that one is one of about 20 rebranded 7" Chinese tablets the same as the one I ordered. They can be identified by the 600 mhz Rockchip RK2808 (ARM) processor, a 3000mah battery, 128 megs onboard, a video camera onboard, and currently, Android OS version 1.5. Any other specs and it is a different pad. Usually the type I'm getting is referred to as "IRocket" or "Moonse" brand "APAD", but many other brand names, like the one you referenced. There are two versions of these -- the early ones did not have the internal webcam, and should be avoided because of firmware issues. The current version 2 includes the webcam and can have firmware upgraded/rewritten/hacked -- already going on to improve it.

I say all that because, there is another similar group of 7" pads out there that has inferior performance based on the Via vt8505 chpset running at 300 mhz (often misreported as some other higher speed, even 600 mhz). This group is often labeled Eken brand and sometimes called Iped. There's a similar Eken with an 8" screen, also slow.

It is easy to get confused with all the rebranding and spec doctoring. I've been studying this stuff pretty hard the last few days. If interested, best site I've found for techies on this subject so far is the SlateDroid forum.

www.slatedroid.com

They've already hacked the rom with firmware upgrades. This is all fast breaking stuff. Also good is the Irobot/Moonse actual manufacturer website:

www.hiapad.com.

I have also found some references to Ubuntu running on higher end pads >$200. One seems to be the SmartQ V7 which apparently multiboots WinCE, Ubuntu 9.10, and Android.

This one runs on the Telechips processor (also ARM based).

If anyone doesn't know what Android is go here:

http://www.android.com/

And also check out the Market (apps) page.

From Wikipedia:

Quote:
Android is an operating system for mobile devices that includes middleware and key applications,[4] and uses a modified version of the Linux kernel.[5][6][7] It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google, and lately by the Open Handset Alliance.[8] It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.[9]

The Android operating system software stack consists of Java applications running on a Java based object oriented application framework on top of Java core libraries running on a Dalvik virtual machine featuring JIT compilation. Libraries written in C include the surface manager, OpenCore[10] media framework, SQLite relational database management system, OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics API, WebKit layout engine, SGL graphics engine, SSL, and Bionic libc. The Android operating system consists of 12 million lines of code including 3 million lines of XML, 2.8 million lines of C, and 2.1 million lines of Java.[11]


Oh, sorry, got carried away, Aitch. I don't know if it will beat my ancient overclocked 600E, -- we'll see, but it will sure be easier to carry around in a pocket. Well a big pocket anyway!
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 05:59    Post subject:  

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Not generally much of an impulse purchaser


here are some tips from the masters Wink
http://www.tmxxine.com/rhavy/utube.php?id=164

I have a feeling that a Dell streak size device
will be most useful.

OS in hardware? Yep that would be good
and I have a feeling Google will do it
maybe on an SD device.

I hear in the UK we do not have 4G
What?
We need a bit-torrent style bandwidth share phone / streak / i p a d
oh boy - this is a major transition time.

Keeping an eye on all your links guys.
Many thanks. I will be waiting till next year at least. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jun 2010, 23:45    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
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Not generally much of an impulse purchaser


here are some tips from the masters Wink
http://www.tmxxine.com/rhavy/utube.php?id=164


Ha ha! Sort of the old dog-biscuit on the nose idea.

Well, I got tired of waiting for "Processing" of the order, so canceled. No marshmallow.

But then ordered elsewhere the cheaper Eken M001 Android model -- they are now sub $100. I gotta fool around with one of these things. Yup, I know I could get two of them, or a better one at the same price if I wait around until the torture lady gets back, but life is to be lived now.

That Ecken's ROM source is about to be public, all kinds of exciting hardware mods going on. And Debian has been loaded by experimenters on it, see.

Installing Debian on Eken M001

Smells kinda like a marshmallow, too.

Deb on Eken
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun 2010, 01:00    Post subject: netbook rebelde se prodra instalar GNU/Linux?  

arm puppy?
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Oct 2010, 12:46    Post subject:  

i just picked this up on craigslist for a old motorola q


Google Android OS 2GB 7" TFT Touch Screen MID Tablet Pad Netbook
Operating system: Google Android OS.
RAM: 128MB DDR2 800MHz.
Display: 7 inches windscreen (800*400) high definition TFT screen.
Touch control: full size touch operation, sliding menu, functional icon dragging.
Storage: 2GB.
Orientation sensor: automatic steering display screen.
Lan: 802.11b/g/n WiFi Certified network connection.
Sound effect: stereo speaker device and built-in microphone.
Support high speed TF card up to 32GB.
Automatically change the wallpaper just like windows7.
EBook and office word processing.

Product Details (including package):
weight:699 g
size:21.5*14*6 cm

Pack including:
1 × Portable 7" MID & E-book Pad Laptop/Notebook
1 × Charger
1 × USB Cable

do you know if i can put puppy on it?
if so, which would you suggest?
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Oct 2010, 13:15    Post subject:  

i just picked this up on craigslist for a old motorola q


Google Android OS 2GB 7" TFT Touch Screen MID Tablet Pad Netbook
Operating system: Google Android OS.
RAM: 128MB DDR2 800MHz.
Display: 7 inches windscreen (800*400) high definition TFT screen.
Touch control: full size touch operation, sliding menu, functional icon dragging.
Storage: 2GB.
Orientation sensor: automatic steering display screen.
Lan: 802.11b/g/n WiFi Certified network connection.
Sound effect: stereo speaker device and built-in microphone.
Support high speed TF card up to 32GB.
Automatically change the wallpaper just like windows7.
EBook and office word processing.

Product Details (including package):
weight:699 g
size:21.5*14*6 cm

Pack including:
1 × Portable 7" MID & E-book Pad Laptop/Notebook
1 × Charger
1 × USB Cable

do you know if i can put puppy on it?
if so, which would you suggest?
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Oct 2010, 17:05    Post subject: arm processor netbooks available  

This is a new development in the industry, an Arm processor
netbook sold by Amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Archos-501540-Arnova-Samsung-533MHz/dp/tech-data/B003I7CNNE/ref=de_a_smtd

Technical details:
Processor: Samsung 533 MHz
Memory: 128Mb RAM, 2Gb ROM
Operating System: Windows CE 6.0
Display: 10.2 inch TFT LCD Digital display
Audio: Integrated speaker, 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Jack
User Interface: Buttons (Power on/off, Reset on/off), LEDs (AC/DC Power, Battery status)
Interfaces/Ports: Standard SD card slot (up to 32 Gb), 3 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, DC-in
Wireless Network: WLAN 802.11 b/g
Battery: 2100 mAH
Dimensions (WxDxH): 182.5 x 270 x 31 mm
Weight: 1.1 Kg

Review in Amazon:
This review is from: Archos 501540 Arnova 10.2 inch Samsung 533MHz 2GB Web Device - Black (Electronics)
This product is the epitome of why notebooks are on their way out. In just 24 hours usage it has already crashed twice, runs slowly and of course has no actual internal memory space meaning that it blanks itself every time it crashes. This is a lot of work for little gain.

Discussion here:
http://armdevices.net/2010/10/18/archos-arnova-10-2-inch-samsung-533mhz-arm-powered-laptop/

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PostPosted: Mon 30 May 2011, 15:07    Post subject:  

Phone + pad
ARM processor?

I like the idea - there is a netbook with a phone dock but I think I prefer this - all depends on pricing and uptake . . .
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/30/asus-announced-padfone/

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PostPosted: Mon 30 May 2011, 15:36    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Phone + pad
ARM processor?

I like the idea - there is a netbook with a phone dock but I think I prefer this - all depends on pricing and uptake . . .
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/30/asus-announced-padfone/

check out the smartbook, by "alwaysinnovating".. neat Smile

but I heard they go dead after a (far too short a) while..
Just like the $25 Indian tablet PCs... And Chinese a-pads Rolling Eyes
Oh well... I'll just wait then...

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 12:18    Post subject:  

Come on, guys...

What do you expect from 25 buck devices? Don't wait and buy extra batteries.

I have no idea what the "right" prices are.

Apad is just slightly above 1000 yuan. I have seen many shitty PMPs here.

Seen 7inch pmp costing 800 yuan and a tablet pc running windows but 4000 something, the price isn't too bad.

Just checking if it can run my puppy on it.

Believe me, 25 bucks isn't much for anyone.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 12:21    Post subject:  

puppyiso wrote:
Come on, guys...

What do you expect from 20 buck devices? Don't wait and buy extra batteries.

The prices are deadly right. For 20 bucks, I have to eat cheap lunch even here in Shanghai.


Even a cheap keyboard would cost more than 20 bucks in the US.

I agree... But my point being that 'alwaysinnovating ain't all that cheap, considering they are reportedly about as reliable as the dreaded a-pads.. And I saw an Indian company planning to release $10 tablet PCs...

Sometimes I wish the guys who produce overly-cheap tablets and such would just get real, stop being money grabbers selling, stop crap products that were never even designed to be good enough, and just release a good tablet for $100...

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun 2011, 12:44    Post subject:  

I have seen PMPs capable of running ANDROID.

It gives me hope that one day puppy can root those pmps with keyboard attached

And they are cheap .. about 500 yuan. .. with touch screen and some are as wide as 8"s

I do know about the poor quality of Chinese product.(having lived here for 8 years now)

However,

If you are careful, you can find reliable ones. ...at cheap prices.

You gotta shop around. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 21:03    Post subject: Yes To Tablets  

Lobster Wrote:
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I like the idea - there is a netbook with a phone dock but I think I prefer this - all depends on pricing and uptake . . .
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/30/asus-announced-padfone/
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I believe Asus has something going there! I didn't read the specs but I believe they are running Android? At any rate, I tried the Android OS on an old notebook I own, it does work but I wasn't really impressed that much. However, if there was a Puppy Android OS on that new tablet, it might make a world of improvement? But... I can see where the standard Puppy Apps probably would not be of much use, one would have to go the 'Cloud Route' I believe?

There is little question as to where this industry is headed with Apple turning to the cloud and most of the other major players, Google, IBM, Amazon etc.

Tablets will no doubt be cheap to purchase (some are already) and wireless is again no doubt the future of the Internet. Internet IP service via cable or dialup is a matter of economics... as more turn to tablets, netbooks and wireless, that's where the advertisers will put their dollars and when they no longer support the cable, dialup, with those advertising dollars, well... we all know what happens, their history. Sad for sure but thats the advancement of technology, like it or not.

And yes... looking more into tablet and Puppy would be very smart move besides Lobster, you have a fantastic collection of 'Cloud Stuff' already from what you posted over in the Cloud Puppy tread! 'Use it for the tablet!!!'

Will the move to the tablet be easy? I hope it's accepted better than when I decided to do the cloud puppy thing (Oh my the headaches) but if Puppy is going to survive at all, the move to new technology is a must or we are going down the same road as cable and dialup!

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 07:12    Post subject:  

For many the computer is mobile already
. . . more to come . . .
http://youtu.be/t2lj109xEZw

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jul 2011, 02:01    Post subject: viewpad  

This viewpad must be exceptional because it dual-boots Android and Windows. The specs say:
Quote:
10.1” Dual OS Tablet
Windows + Android 2.2

CORE CPU Processor Type Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66GHz
Chipset Mobile NM10 Express


This is x86 low enough in power consumption that the processor no longer requires a fan.

I have used the new Puppies Quirky/Wary in an Intel Pine Trail combo mini-ITX board, and the video setup is difficult to bring to 1366x768, the native resolution of many low-cost LCD monitors. (Tablet devices are using the usual 4:3 display of 1024x768, so there is no problem setting this resolution.)

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