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#16 vcfan

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:41

The OS wasn't installed under normal circumstances. It's not even fully functional. What is there to defend? Rather than prove a point, you ended up looking like a fool :rolleyes:


not under normal circumstances? what is it that's hindering its performance? can you enlighten me? metro on windows 8 running on an older atom netbook using software rendering is smoother than a java phone os(android) running on a core i5. ridiculous.



Step backwards? Last I heard Windows (Phone) 8 was still lagging pretty far behind in the touch-enabled app department so there are probably lots of software reasons why. What if you are a software developer and want to make something for Android and Windows 8? It isn't like he threw Windows 8 away.

Sure, one could just go out and buy an Android Tablet, but what fun is that!?!?!

I agree with others that a Windows RT tablet running Android would be cooler ;).


last i heard, android doesn't have tablet apps. and why are you comparing windows phone? the surface runs windows 8. who wants to run phone apps on a computer?


#17 nekkidtruth

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:55

not under normal circumstances? what is it that's hindering its performance? can you enlighten me? metro on windows 8 running on an older atom netbook using software rendering is smoother than a java phone os(android) running on a core i5. ridiculous.


What's ridiculous is that you're attempting to use this particular instance where someone had to basically jimmy-rig an install of Android on a tablet specifically designed/optimized for Windows 8, as proof Android sucks. I suppose when you can't provide anything solid...grasping works.

Keep trying I guess?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:32

It's a normal computer, it's not specifically designed for windows 8. that's the most ridiculous thing I've heard.Meanwhile this specifically designed for windows8 computer runs any other OS just fine...

#19 nekkidtruth

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:38

It's a normal computer, it's not specifically designed for windows 8. that's the most ridiculous thing I've heard.Meanwhile this specifically designed for windows8 computer runs any other OS just fine...


So the Surface Pro was designed for Windows 7? No? Ubuntu? No? Hmm. Ok maybe OSX? No? I don't recall ever stating that no other OS could possibly run on the Surface Pro. I did however state that it's ridiculous to say another OS sucks based on a jimmy-rigged install on a device it was never even released on. The point still stands.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:31

So the Surface Pro was designed for Windows 7? No? Ubuntu? No? Hmm. Ok maybe OSX? No? I don't recall ever stating that no other OS could possibly run on the Surface Pro. I did however state that it's ridiculous to say another OS sucks based on a jimmy-rigged install on a device it was never even released on. The point still stands.

Core i5 with HD4000. What is specifically designed for Windows 8 in that? There is additional hardware to support its touch interface that is all. I am not surprised that Android lagged because unlike a general purpose OS such as Windows/Ubuntu, it will need optimization for different hardware configs.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 14:16

So the Surface Pro was designed for Windows 7? No? Ubuntu? No? Hmm. Ok maybe OSX? No? I don't recall ever stating that no other OS could possibly run on the Surface Pro. I did however state that it's ridiculous to say another OS sucks based on a jimmy-rigged install on a device it was never even released on. The point still stands.


It's a cmputer sold with windows 8, but there's nothing windows 8 special about it, it's a regular computer. it runs any other OS liek any other computer with similar hardware would run it. it just so happens that android x86 runs REALLY horrible on ANYTHING. it's not a usable OS, it's not even worth playing with.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:54

try http://www.bluestacks.com/

android emulator directly on surface pro, works great on my surface pro

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 17:01

Yep under 'abnormal' circumstances, it may need at least i7 to run smoothly ;) ...

The OS wasn't installed under normal circumstances. It's not even fully functional. What is there to defend? Rather than prove a point, you ended up looking like a fool :rolleyes:





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