Android on ACER ICONIA w500?
Has anyone tried tpo install Android on Acer ICONIA W500. It comes with Windows 7 and after I saw the Android version of that (Acer ICONIA A500), I am in love with the Android.
Anyone knows how can I install Android on Acer? Whcih version? Where to download it from?
06-12-2011 11:07 AM
No you can't, at least for now, different hardware, A500 uses a Tegra2 and the W500 uses an AMD CPU.
I have a w500 and it is great,but I would love to see what all the rage of android is.
Hey guys, anyone with one iconia W500 could run a test with the Android 2.2 found at Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86 ?
The org adapt Android to run on netbooks, notebooks and desktops.
Iconia W500, basically, is a netbook x86 running windows.
Could anyone try to boot using USB, running tests (graphics, velocity, wi-fi connection, market...) and write here?
Originally Posted by PeteDee
i have done this yesterday it works on the w500 but doesn't recognize the touchscreen etc but is a decent os to run and not to laggy from the usb stick but i dont think its ready to be installed yet permantly
Originally Posted by emvbase
General question on the W500:
Is this a normal windows 7 device (like the HP Slate ) that run a normal 32bit Intel compatible version of windows or is is more like a WinMo 7 phone?
its a full window 7 touch tablet....... only problem is that windows makes a crappy touch OS better off going with the android 3.0 version tablet A500.
i scrapped windows and loaded Fedora 15 Linux and love it but it doesn't do multi touch yet.
Why not install a Linux Distribution on these tablets. Something like ubuntu 11.04
linux cant support multi touch screens yet at best they recognize single point touch my tablet i have installed fedora 15 nd use the eekboard as my on screen keyboard its not that good but works better the any other out there currently.
Actually, the question was about the processor. I wanted to know if its a Intel/amd instructions set or if its some sort of ARM processor instruction set. Basically if you can download and run any windows standard x86 .EXE file is what I'm looking for.
Originally Posted by eldorand
I have a windows (Atom processor - fully x86 compatible) Windows 7 tablet from HP (Slate 500), and I disagree with your crappy touch OS assessment. I think HP and Microsoft did an excellent of making full blown Windows 7 run on this small device.
Its intuitive, responsive, and the ability to run standard windows apps means that it has a lot of business application potential. Plus the learning curve is zero. When you have a bunch of software already written for the factory floor, or Doctor's office, or inventory management, and all that stuff runs on windows, it makes no sense to go hire programmers to re-write the whole thing for Andorid or IOS.
The biggest problem I see is that the Slate is just a tad too small, and I was looking for something around the Ten Inch size. That's why I was wondering if the W500 could run standard windows .exe files of if it had an ARM processor.