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Old 05-04-2014, 05:26 AM   #1
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Smile 10 inch andiod tablet


I was recently given as a presant a 10 inch andriod tablet so my wife could play games i find the gogle to dominate and folowing the linux mag i put fdriod on the tablet. would one of the linux osbe installable would be much prefered is it posible
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:31 PM   #2
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I do not know andriod, andiod and fdriod, but android itself is linux based. What kind of games do you want to install?
 
Old 05-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #3
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F-Droid is another App store similar to Google's play store. The only different is that in F-Droid all the apps are Open Source and in many cases there are not available in the Google's play store. Like if you are looking to install VLC in Android, Google wont have it but you would find it in F-Droid.

There are no conflicts in having the clients for both app stores in the same device.

Android is Linux without the GNU layer on it, so Google came up with their own userland to replace the GNU stuff.

There are Operating Systems based on android that include some of the familiar linux tools for the command line. You could check on: CyanogenMod, PacMan, AOKP and more. To install them you have to unlock the boot loader on your device and boot from one the image of one of these. You can find instructions to do that on their site and in youtube ofcourse.

There are lots of steps to unlock the device and to flash another image in it. It is also really easy to brick your device trying to do that so I would suggest not to do it, at least for a while.

I am running Jelly Bean in my device and kitkat has been out for a while now. If I dont get and upgrade in the next few months I would probably try to flash a newer OS in my phone.

Enjoy your gift, and good luck to you.
 
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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I was recently given as a presant a 10 inch andriod tablet so my wife could play games i find the gogle to dominate and folowing the linux mag i put fdriod on the tablet. would one of the linux osbe installable would be much prefered is it posible
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You can post queries about Android at LQ' Sister forum: Android Forum

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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Unless you find some web examples of how to install Linux on that exact device then I wouldn't suggest you try it.

Free, and working is still better than free, but broken.
 
Old 05-06-2014, 04:33 PM   #6
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OP: Attempting to root your device or flash it with another ROM can easily make it unusable and dead ("bricked") and will void your warranty! Be careful.
 
  


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