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Can I run Windows Phone apps on a Windows 8.1 Tablet

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Ok, so what's the flavor of Office on my Nokia Lumia 1520 that allows me to open or create files that I can sync via OneDrive?
    Any of them will do. What you ask for is completely different and has nothing to do with what I need for my app.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows Vista


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    that is not an issue.
    Windows Phones are growing market share.

    Caught a Lumia 1020 in the crowd on Americas got Talent when the old guy was pulling the car with his teeth.

    Windows Phones are here to stay.
    But there's the rub. I don't need or want a phone. I already have one, and it's just a phone. I don't want to pay for inflated data plans on a smart phone (whether it's Windows, Android or Apple). That's what drove me to evaluate the Dell Venue or Lenovo Ideatab Miix 8 devices which are wifi only devices. They are both at very reasonable price points ( <$300) and would have allowed me to avoid jumping through hoops to use the device the way I want to. Here's an example of one my entertainment requirements: I have ~ 50 GB of lossless recordings which I maintain on my main Windows system. When I travel, they get transferred to a micro sd card, which I then slip into the tablet to play using an inexpensive app that I bought. Doing that with the newest Android system is difficult without rooting the device. I know that I could have matched that functionality with a Windows tablet. But, some of the other things that I want to be able to do (specifically golf related apps) cannot be matched in pure Windows environments. Although I don't have a requirement to blog, facebook or Tweet I guess that using devices for entertainment probably puts me into the lame user camp.

    I think the whole question about work (or more serious) applications versus purely entertainment applications is a big part of the problem that Microsoft has in this space. Their base is in the "serious" environment. Growth is in the entertainment environment. They're doing a good job of filling in the more serious environment. They are not yet there for the entertainment side of it. I'm hopeful that they will eventually, at which time I will reconsider the platform.
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    You *might* be able to get some ANDROID apps to run on the tablet. - You would need to run ANDROID as a VM on the tablet - this in theory should be "do-able" since you can run VMware player or vbox on a surface pro. Android is a very tiny OS so overhead would be very small. Note though it has to be a proper WINDOWS tablet not Windows RT.

    Try this - running Android apps on VBOX. I don't have a Surface 2 although I've ordered the surface 3 pro -- I'll probably have a go at this myself later.

    How to Install Android in VirtualBox

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Regarding andy, I don't know if it's because he's written in java or if they never made him right. He always seem buggy no matter what hardware he occupies.
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    Posts : 9
    Windows Vista


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    You *might* be able to get some ANDROID apps to run on the tablet. - You would need to run ANDROID as a VM on the tablet - this in theory should be "do-able" since you can run VMware player or vbox on a surface pro. Android is a very tiny OS so overhead would be very small. Note though it has to be a proper WINDOWS tablet not Windows RT.

    Try this - running Android apps on VBOX. I don't have a Surface 2 although I've ordered the surface 3 pro -- I'll probably have a go at this myself later.

    How to Install Android in VirtualBox

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That's a great suggestion. I love playing around with those types of projects. I already have virtualbox installed on my main system, and could use it to test specific apps that I'm interested in. Sounds like fun, and it shouldn't cost me anything to set up (I'm very careful with my money) btw, the two tablets that I considered are regular windows, not RT. If the apps would run in a VM under Vista, they SHOULD run in a VM in Windows 8 on a tablet.

    Thanks !

    RTV
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    Windows Vista


    Jimbo,

    I just came across the following. It's a crowd source project right now, but it's interesting.

    Console OS will let you run Android on a Windows PC or tablet

    The possibility of running android apps under a Windows tablet is enough to freeze my decision making at the moment. Kind of a best of both worlds environment. I'm going into research mode to learn more about the environment.

    I love this stuff.

    Regards,

    rtv
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