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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Dec 2013, 14:39    Post subject:  

Question
ARe you asking if there is a way to connect a DTV antenna-tuner to display content on an Android?

The offering you show is an app which will use one of these 2 receivers
  • Audiovox MobileTV Receiver
  • Elgato EyeTV Mobile TV Tuner
to flow some content to the smart device.

But, if I understand the implementation, those are using a specifically tuned antenna to allow display of whatever the broadcasting location is licensed for. This is why you will only see a few of the local programming (TV stations) that the receivers get. The technology is seen in the 1st paragraph, here.

I did see another broadcast option about another US venture to broadcast to mobiles. In fact, as I remember, recently some broadcast content providers had tried to use the court system to shut them down.
Edited: added the Company which is sued for making broadcast content available

Which technology approach are you after?

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Dec 2013, 01:44    Post subject:  

The second option is more interesting to me, essentially, streaming broadcast TV on computers, tablets and smartphones. I can see how this technology would irk broadcasters and traditional television vendors.
https://www.aereo.com/
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 06:06    Post subject:  

Android-x86 4.4 review – first Release Candidate
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/02/17/android-x86-4-4-review-first-release-candidate/
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Known issues
- Suspend and resume may not work on some systems.
- The installer can't format ext3 filesystem.

Replicant (Android fork, a free software project)
http://www.replicant.us/

Fairphone: "A seriously cool smartphone that puts social values first"
http://www.fairphone.com/

CyanogenMod: an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android-based firmwares of vendors.
http://www.cyanogenmod.org/

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 08:36    Post subject:  

nubc wrote:
Android-x86 4.4 review – first Release Candidate
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2014/02/17/android-x86-4-4-review-first-release-candidate/


A really worth to read article
Thank you, nubc
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PostPosted: Fri 23 May 2014, 17:03    Post subject:  

Development Release: Android-x86 4.4 RC2
http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-rc2
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2014, 00:28    Post subject:  

Update on android devices/touchscreens, etc.

I'm doing programming with no problems right on an Samsung Galaxy Note 8 loaded with Eclipse. I have a case with a bluetooth keyboard that works as well as my laptop keyboard. Re: handwriting, the SPen works as well as pen and paper. Printing: I'm using a Samsung Laser printer that connects with wifi-direct. It doesn't require any wifi connection, and prints everything..handwritten notes, office docs, web pages, etc. Applications: rapid evolution of professional applications. There's an excellent ongoing android programming course for $2 a month that comes with eclipse software. There's a lynx text browser developed for Android with active development with SSL (for gmail), switches for javascript, etc. Formats everything correctly...very fast, no ads, etc.
Impressive <bye>
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nubc


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Aug 2014, 14:40    Post subject:  

Android-x86 4.4-r1 (KitKat-x86) 8/08/2014
http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-r1
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The Android-x86.org is glad to announce the 4.4-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release Android-x86 4.4 (kitkat-x86). The 4.4-r1 release is based on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat-MR1 release). We have fixed and added x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for tablets and netbooks. A live CD ISO [343 MB] is available for download.


I find the versioning system to be confusing. In a recent post, the Android-x86 team announced release of Android-x86 4.4-RC2 (KitKat-x86) 5/20/2014, and now this announcement for Android-x86 4.4-rc1 (KitKat-x86) 8/08/2014. Notice the capitalization of RC in the previous release annoucement.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Aug 2014, 15:50    Post subject:  

RC (uppercase) probably means Release Candidate -- like a public beta.

r probably means release -- out of beta.

I don't see an rc (lowercase) in that quote.

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Aug 2014, 17:06    Post subject:  

Acknowledged, no "rc" in latest announcement. I would say the previous announcement was for a Release Candidate, and the latest is for a public release.
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