[NTLK] New version of Einstein for Android

Michael Hurley mephit at mac.com
Thu Dec 27 00:09:58 EST 2012

On Dec 26, 2012, at 9:50 PM, joe kallo wrote:

> 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.

Oh, good. I'm not the only person. I have an HP Touchpad running Cyanogenmod 9 and I can't get to any menu from it, either. No dedicated menu button on the machine, so no access to the program menu. Boots quickly, though, and seems to run stably so far. 

On my Samsung Galaxy SII I can get to the program menu OK but haven't yet figured out how to install the 2010 patch. I'll give it a few more tries before I start bugging the list, though. First impression is that it's much faster than the previous version but the screen size does make for a bit of difficulty trying to use a non-stylus machine. If I had something like a Note, I think this would work great. With my finger it's a bit hard to hit targets accurately on the 4" screen.

Also, is there a way to turn off the Newton Background Service? It's a cool idea, but I don't want the app running all the time ever time I launch it. Sometimes I do want to straight-up quit it. Thanks for all the work on this! It's coming along great!
Michael Hurley

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