[NTLK] New version of Einstein for Android
quietglow at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 22:50:25 EST 2012
Quick question for anyone who has tried this using the newest Jellybean OS:
are you seeing a way to get to the menu (i.e. for installing pkgs)?
Pressing and holding the task switching icon doesn't reveal a menu.
Workaround: install software using the previous version of Einstein.
On Dec 26, 2012 5:56 PM, "Matthias Melcher" <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
> Hi my friends of the green friend,
> Tonight I uploaded a new version of Einstein for Android:
> einstein.26.12.2012.apk . Use this link to download:
> So what is new?
> I plunged into the Android docs and mailing lists to finally understand
> what the heck I was doing when I first implemented this port. And buy did I
> find out a lot about my mistaken assumptions. I guess it is the fate of
> being a programmer for 30 years to simply assume things - because they have
> always been that way. And then this newfangled language named Java. Tsk tsk.
> Anyway, this version is now much much faster thanks to a better compiler
> and better optimization.
> When launching multiple apps, Einstein is sent into the background as a
> service. That way, it will no longer reboot every time. This was also a
> severe bug wasting megabytes of resources. Ah well.
> So, if you are using a Samsung Note for example, you will get a pretty
> good Newton experience. The HWR works, the apps run at almost full speed,
> and even adding the Y10K patch should work.
> Install the APK, upload the ROM (717006.rom) and the REX (Einstein.rex)
> into the directory "/sdcard/Downloads/Einstein/" and launch the Einstein
> App. It may crash the first time around, but should work the second time
> and from then on. Booting takes less than a minute on my phone, but may
> take longer on slower CPUs. A dual core CPU is highly recommended.
> Should you try to get this running, please send me a quick note, which
> phone/tablet, and if it worked for you.
> - Matthias
> PS: not working: preferences, network
> PPS: packages are installed by uploading them to the same directory where
> the ROM is and choosing "Install" from the menu. Einstein should only
> install files that are newer than the last installed files.
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