[NTLK] New version of Einstein for Android

Donald T. Stewart, MD DonS at SammamishDiabetesAndLipid.org
Fri Dec 28 19:06:09 EST 2012

I managed to get this running on a Kocaso M730 W I picked up for about $100
a year ago.  I had trouble because I tried to install the files in 
"/sdcard/Downloads/Einstein/"     but was able to get it to work when I put
them in "/sdcard/Download/Einstein/"

It is fast enough that I think I will be able to actually use it.  Amazing.

Thank you.

Don Stewart  (who hasn't posted in about 10 years, but still lurks)

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[mailto:newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of Matthias Melcher
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:56 PM
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
Subject: [NTLK] New version of Einstein for Android

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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