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BartJJ

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iPad Port
« on: April 25, 2010, 04:59:24 PM »
Any ideas on if you guys are going to port it to the iPad... If you could it might actually make the iTampon useful when flash player comes for android (if its chipset is supported by it? idk bout the A4 and flash's requirements but i think it just needs an A8 set up from the rumors and the A4 does)... On top of that the next iPhone will prob have similar things inside it (like the A4 and maybe the RAM from what I have read) and you guys could have the work half way done before it even comes out ;) hows that for a slap to the face apple ;).... Either way, the iPad would be a useful device (because lack of flash on an internet tablet is just sad therefore it is just a depressed device) if android was ported to it and you could swap between the two easily because admittantly the iPhone appstore is just more developed than the android market and you have a lot of longer games and bigger apps. But, how can you argue with open sourceness like android has? So what do you guys think? Android+iPadOS+iBoot+iPad=¿Useful? All comments welcome including criticism just no "OH THE IPHONE OS IS SO MUCH BETTER WHY WOULD I TAINT MY BEAUTIFUL APPLE IPAD WITH THAT NASTY OS".... Thats not why we are here

EDIT: Forgot to mention that if it was able to get android ported to it wouldn't it have to be 2.0+ or did they add the multiple screen sizes back in 1.6? I can't remember thanks.

Energwolf

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 10:55:59 PM »
Why not simply port ubuntu netbook edition, or regular ubuntu? (or some other version of linux)

BartJJ

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 02:10:35 AM »
Ubuntu isn't the best touchscreen interface (not the netbook edition but it still uses computer applications that are not set up for touchscreens yet) and as a preference I would prefer to have android because of it being completely touchscreen based but I can see where your coming from with Ubuntu. I guess that would really be a preference thing but I do think it would be nice to have android also because of its marketplace being so geared toward touchscreen devices and with the ability to easily change your preference in home screens and widgets (just seems like a better choice than a netbook version of Ubuntu due to it being based for the touchscreen devices).

Energwolf

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 12:12:09 PM »
it really doesnt have to be, seeing that windows xp tablet edition was just a renamed version of windows xp, and i see where your comming from

smitty92

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 10:22:05 PM »
I thought ubuntu added multi touch support in 9.04 or 9.10

fallensn0w

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 04:13:05 PM »
Quote from: "smitty92"
I thought ubuntu added multi touch support in 9.04 or 9.10

Well, they did? I think they implanted it back in 9.10

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2010, 06:23:14 PM »
Ubuntu MID possibly?
http://http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile
It is a touch screen refined version of Ubuntu designed for internet tablets.

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2010, 08:50:08 PM »
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Ubuntu MID possibly?
http://http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile
It is a touch screen refined version of Ubuntu designed for internet tablets.
That'd probably work nicely, though we first have to port OpeniBoot to it :P
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smitty92

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 10:48:30 PM »
Quote from: "okey666"
Ubuntu MID possibly?
http://http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile
It is a touch screen refined version of Ubuntu designed for internet tablets.
perfect to make the apple tampon useful, maybe better for the ipod touch even

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010, 04:51:35 PM »
since it takes a lot of time to port it to the phones and touchs i seriously doubt the ipad will be done, if done it will be as last device i guess.

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 07:13:56 PM »
Not necessarily. When the price starts to drop and more devs get their hands on it, it won't be long.

free808

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 12:08:19 PM »
Well, keep in mind that any work done for the iPad (A4 processor) will translate to the new iphone. ;)

Also, this:


That thing has 800x480 screen and has Android 1.5. Porting it over to the higher screen res isn't too difficult from what I've seen, especially with all of the cheap chinese clones that I've seen of the iPad. :P

BartJJ

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 04:21:59 AM »
Quote from: "free808"
Well, keep in mind that any work done for the iPad (A4 processor) will translate to the new iphone. ;)

Also, this:


That thing has 800x480 screen and has Android 1.5. Porting it over to the higher screen res isn't too difficult from what I've seen, especially with all of the cheap chinese clones that I've seen of the iPad. :P

Take it from the the archos 5 sucks terribly... I had it for a bit and was big heavy and sluggish... If you get the HDD version like i did at least you will even feel the HDD spinning along with the device getting really warm and the screen isn't even capacitive... But on the other hand there is one on its way I have a lot of faith in its the agio tablet (search engadget for it google turns up with random stuff) its very very nice from what i can see spec wise... Its just the iPhone's appstore has apps that are wayyyy more developed than the android one (I <3 my droid and its opensourceness but it doesn't have the games like the iphone does) and itd be nice to be able to swap between the two (iPhone OS for games and such android OS for useful things like flash player and such)

And also I thought the same thing when I put up the post about the A4 being in the new iphone so itd be ready 2 go as soon as it came out ;) for the most part maybe

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 02:02:46 PM »
Aside from a few tweaks to the GPU, it would seemingly run fine due to the same CPU architecture. However, the A4 is based on the Cortex A8, which would mean that it's similar to the iPhone 3GS. :P

And thanks for the note about the Archos. I was just referring to it's ability to have a high-res screen resolution, but your insight is interesting. I wanted one for a few months. xD

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Re: iPad Port
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 07:45:00 PM »
I just entered a contest to win an iPad. If I win, I'll let a dev who's interested borrow it :) planetbeing has first dibs on it, of course ;)