Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows "The Surface is a nice tablet. The design and aesthetic are pleasing, the feel in the hands, particularly of the kickstand and magnetic cover connection is excellent. But is it worth buying on the day of release?" After these three reviews, I still want a Surface RT. As much as I think Metro - and especially its applications - has a long way to go, I feel like I should reward the fact that Microsoft dares to be different. Too bad Microsoft doesn't want me to buy one.
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RE[5]: I'm desiring one, too
by Alfman on Fri 26th Oct 2012 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I'm desiring one, too"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

bornagaineguin,

That's a good point, I don't really know much about the x86 port of android. I was actually using "android" as an umbrella term for all android flavors including cyanogenmod, which is what I'd want to install, but never less you are right about android-x86.

Their website didn't answer many of my basic questions: Will it run all off the shelf (ARM) android applications? I certainly don't want to be limited to a handful of apps which have been ported back to x86. It needs to be able to run the ARM packages found in the app store with good performance. However my experience with the android emulation tools used for development under x86 linux has been extremely poor even on a high end machine.

If you've had any actual experience with the android-x86 port, I'd love to hear back!

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