Android

Using A Remix Mini PC

So I’m late to the game on the Remix Mini PC; which is basically a phone that a monitor, keyboard and mouse get plugged into. [edit] I’ve also updated this blog post. One reason is I’ve been using it exclusively in the living room. Also, Jide announced they are exiting the consumer market. [/edit] I bought one a bit back because it was on sale and I figured why not.

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Android x86, Part VI (8/15/2014 - 8/22/2014)

Finishing up my chronicling of using an old laptop that is now running Android-x86. It was running Windows XP. And I hate to throw away useful hardware, but also don’t want to use an out-of-date insecure operating system. Where we last left off was a bit of a hiccup in things. Nothing major, but things were unstable when I had two Google accounts configured at the same time. After I removed the extra account, things have been running smoothly for a while.

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Android x86, Part V (8/13/2014 - 8/14/2014)

Most of my posts on the topic of running Android-x86 on my old former Windows XP laptop have been positive. And I’d say I’m still positive in general. Some bad news though is that a bunch of updates for Apps came down and now things are blowing up when I have more then one Google account setup. It took some efforts in trouble shooting and a few reloads in various ways.

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Android x86, Part IV (8/10/2014 - 8/12/2014)

Okay, a busy weekend, so I haven’t had time to do much. Sunday was disc (ultimate frisbee-ish), and a bit of work. So no time to do anything on this Android-x86 laptop. And yesterday, Monday, all I really had time to do was update to Android-x86’s first 4.4 release. There isn’t any OTA updates, but you can still download the ISO, boot to it, and perform an upgrade just like OTA update.

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Android x86, Part III (8/9/2014)

So its Saturday. I’d thought I’d have time to do some additional work related stuff and play on my Android-x86 laptop. But alas, because of errands and usual Saturday shtiff, not much time to play. But I did do some stuff: Work had power outage, so was emailing and IM’ing on the Android laptop. Also had to look up some stuff to IM my tech support guy who went on site.

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Android x86, Part II (over a few days)

I’ve been really busy, so haven’t had time to keep track of the little I did well. This is basically chronicling my experiment of using Android-x86 on a laptop that used to run Windows XP. Here is a recap of a couple of days combined. 8/5/2014 Checked email, easy to do when brain-dead from a long day. Played Andor’s Trail a little bit. Noticed the cut and paste semantics feel a bit odd, but that’s because keyboard shortcuts are not available.

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Android x86, Part I (8/4/2014)

I have an old Toshiba 32-Bit laptop that had Windows XP on it. And since Windows XP is no longer supported, I decided to put Android-x86 on it. I did this a while back, but haven’t had the chance to play with it much. My plan now is to use it as my main laptop and keep a log of what I do or can’t do on it for the next bit….

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Do I Like the G1 Android phone by T-Mobile?

I’ve held back on commenting about the G1 from T-Mobile. Mostly for technical reasons and time-wise reasons. But also because I’ve been uncertain about how it will turn out and how to talk about it (mostly to non-techie people). Also, I’ve had high hopes for it and the Andriod platform. And to say my hopes have been met is not an easy thing. First, for the non-techies, the G1 is the phone, T-Mobile the carrier and Andriod is the OS (Operating System).

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