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Windows 8 on Android Tablets?

  1. #11


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    cheers,

    do you know if u cn get DROPBOX for Android? she uses this on PC and she could save her android office docs there and log into PC and open them in office and print out

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  2. #12


    Posts : 71
    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot


    There's a dropbox app for Android, I use it every day. Even uploads my pictures from my phone to my DB account automatically.

    I'm using an Acer Iconia A500 and have had many Android phones (currently the Galaxy S3), and haven't had any major issues with either. There are several app suites for office compatiblity, but I've not really played much with any of them (aside from opening a word doc or spreadsheet occasionally), and can't comment on printing.

    I use my A500 daily for web browsing, reading, and occasionally for watching video (and have used it a few times to play via a HDMI cable, as well as remotely play with the included software to my wifi-enabled TV).

    That being said, I'll most likely pick up a mid-range Rt tablet, or if I can get work to swing it, maybe a mid-range Win8 tablet...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There are a few different "Office" type apps for android, I think for example LibreOffice, but to me personally that's like eating the leftovers of a luscious feast.
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  4. #14


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Android tablets are pretty cool, but they're still mostly consumption devices. That doesn't mean they can't be used to get work done (I've seen some interesting apps, and google apps aren't bad either), but the Surface (and Windows RT in general) is trying to cater to that segment of the market that wants a consumption device but with a better "get work done" story as well. Office 2013 on the RT devices doesn't have some of the capabilities that Office 2013 does on x86 devices (namely things like VB macros and other x86-specific stuff that doesn't have capabilities that exist on ARM), but for MOST use cases on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, it's actually pretty cool to do work on your tablet. The Mail app can sometimes leave a little to be desired if you have more "work-centric" needs, but then if that's you, an x86/x64 "pro" tablet device is probably better suited, but it'll cost more. That's the tradeoff - tablet needs (music, video, games, web browsing, and basic to medium work-load in Office) at a tablet-like price, or pay a bit more for a real device (that can also be a tablet too) that can do all the work you might need on it, but at the tradeoff of a bit more money up front, and the potential for slightly less battery lifetime. However, they're both still Windows, and a ton of devices work with them without any real issue, which isn't necessarily the case for iOS, and to a lesser extent, Android devices.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    thanks guys/gals

    she just keeps tabs on her monthly ins/outs on spreadsheets with automated calculations, if she can have an app that can do that (example if she amends an outgoing payment it will automatically change the total for the month at bottom) then she will be happy - word for letters...thats all, drop box to put them in
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  6. #16


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    If you want to print from any device look at a program called PaperCut. Another option would be to run Chrome on a computer that is connected to the computer and use Google's Cloud Print. Simple to use and free.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Connected to the printer... Sorry, brain stumbled. :-)
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Bberretta View Post
    Another option would be to run Chrome on a computer that is connected to the computer and use Google's Cloud Print. Simple to use and free.
    that's it , I was surprise how easy it is to install and enable cloud printing
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    I have samsung galaxy tablet 8.9 p7300 can i istall win 8 how ,its an android tab how to install ................
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  10. #20


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Windows RT would be the only version of Windows that would run on a non-Intel CPU, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has a 1GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon 3 CPU inside. Windows RT currently does not run on the SnapDragon CPU at all, and vNext of Windows RT runs on SnapDragon CPUs, but currently it appears to only run on the 800. Also, that Android device would have to support SecureBoot and native UEFI, and at least the former would not be possible on the 8.9 (I don't know about the UEFI support, but it doesn't matter if it can't do SecureBoot). Even if you could get Windows RT somehow in an installable format (which it isn't provided to anyone outside of OEMs making Windows RT devices), it would be a waste of time.

    TL;DR, no, you cannot load Windows of any kind on your Samsung Galaxy Tab.
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