Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2011 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Geeks.com sent us in an Android 2.2 tablet, the MID M80003W. They recently populated their store with a number of cheap tablets, so we thought it was a good idea to see what one could expect from these products that seem to have flooded the market recently.
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So, where's Flight Simulator?
by whartung on Fri 8th Apr 2011 17:21 UTC
whartung
Member since:
2005-07-06

Back In The Day, if you were selling a computer with a 8088 processor, CGA, floppies and MS-DOS, you had to assert that not only did you run MS-DOS, but that you ran several popular programs. One of those was Flight Simulator.

Essentially, Flight Simulator was the de facto compatibility test. If you could run Flight Simulator, you were "PC" (as in IBM-PC) compatible.

Obviously there were other programs as well (I imagine Lotus was on that list).

We're still in the nascent stages of the Android compatibility market, and sounds like it could badly use some COTS software that vendors can run and say "See, this works, so we're ok".

Then they can start working towards Android compatible tablets that are not Android(tm) compatible.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Angry Birds is widely considered the new Flight Simulator on Android.

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

jesus upchucking christ

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