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« Thread started on: Jan 12th, 2016, 1:41pm »

Here is a YouTube video of BBC BASIC for Android (x86) in action:


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 12th, 2016, 2:53pm »

Well done Richard. It's getting there!

Actually, the number of new Android phones and tablets that use an Atom chip are increasing. It's a pity about the Hudl though. It had such good write ups as a budget tablet. Maybe the actual manufacturer will bring out a replacement if Tesco aren't going to do it.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 8:32pm »

on Jan 12th, 2016, 2:53pm, RNBW wrote:
Actually, the number of new Android phones and tablets that use an Atom chip are increasing.

I don't think so. sad

A couple of years ago Intel made some inroads into the 'mobile' device market through subsidising their chips, but now that subsidy has ended the poor battery life and app incompatibility issues (for example I understand Microsoft Office won't run on an x86-based Android device) have pretty much put a stop to it.

For evidence you need only look at the mobile phone market. Two years ago smartphones using Intel CPUs weren't difficult to find (for example both ASUS and Lenovo made them) but now I don't believe there is a single x86-based cellphone in current manufacture.

So nobody would be happier than me if your claim were true that numbers of Atom Android devices are increasing, but I very much doubt that it is the case.

Anyway, it would appear that there are no BBC BASIC users (apart from me) who have an 'Intel inside' Android device - and I only have one because I bought it specially for the purpose! So the potential user base for BBC BASIC for Android (x86) is precisely zero!

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