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Olley 11-02-2009 08:03 AM

Android 1.6 and a Plazsma Firmware update
 
Are now available.

Ziilabs.com, log on, then click on downloads. Someone tell me how easy or hard it is to put Android on the egg please?

Nephersir7 11-02-2009 08:47 AM

im downloading right now... It says it takes 20 minutes to install android

EnzoTen 11-02-2009 09:08 AM

I am installing the new plaszma FW and i am about 10 min into the install- so Plaszma probably takes 20 min too.

EnzoTen 11-02-2009 10:13 AM

I am installing now =D

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...pictureid=1117

Olley 11-02-2009 10:37 AM

Great, guys! I'm hoping it's a relatively complete install of Android. It looked like they said there would be no support of GPS, Multitouch, or even the cameras. I sure hope that's not true.

WikiWarrior 11-02-2009 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olley (Post 411779)
Great, guys! I'm hoping it's a relatively complete install of Android. It looked like they said there would be no support of GPS, Multitouch, or even the cameras. I sure hope that's not true.

No multitouch? Why didn't they go up to 2.0? Odd...

Nephersir7 11-02-2009 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WikiWarrior (Post 411780)
No multitouch? Why didn't they go up to 2.0? Odd...

Maybe because Google hasnt released the source code of 2.0 yet ;)

WikiWarrior 11-02-2009 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nephersir7 (Post 411781)
Maybe because the source code of 2.0 is not available yet ;)

Really? I have the SDK so i assumed that would mean code was available...

Nephersir7 11-02-2009 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WikiWarrior (Post 411782)
Really? I have the SDK so i assumed that would mean code was available...

Well, if the code is available, it hasnt been for long enough

WikiWarrior 11-02-2009 11:19 AM

Well they had to know it was coming, and they should at least get ready to put it out there... else the Zii is losing alot of its usability... heck, maybe this IS all a ploy for their e-reader...

Olley 11-02-2009 11:43 AM

The e-reader that's buzzing about looks to be much more than just e-ink and a book page display. The Archos 9 and a few other tablets are showing up. I think Creative has realized the thin format of the Kindle, with a color screen, web browser, and more media capability would be a better "tablet PC" than most of those.

WikiWarrior 11-02-2009 11:48 AM

So it will take all the technology and experience gained from the EGG project and dump it into a tablet pc??
heck i hope they dont drop the egg completely...

Nephersir7 11-02-2009 12:11 PM

the egg is just the device used to develop apps for ALL upcoming zii-based devices (phones, ebook readers, PMPs, tablets, gps, set-top boxes, etc).

WikiWarrior 11-02-2009 12:13 PM

yea i know.... but creative does seem to have a funny way of doing things, eh?

EnzoTen 11-02-2009 12:14 PM

I just installed Android 1.6 and it looks like it is a very basic Android package. Its very snappy compared to Plaszma but it is still very buggy and unfinished. Camera does not work and wi-fi has been a pain to get going.

Nephersir7 11-02-2009 12:29 PM

wifi was pretty straightforward for me

I love android

EnzoTen 11-02-2009 01:53 PM

Here is a video demo of Android on the Zii EGG.

Nephersir7 11-02-2009 02:49 PM

What makes you think that it's only proof of concept? The only things that are missing from this release are GPS, Bluetooth, camera support and a way to set the time. Aside from that, it's pretty complete... Did you expect proprietary apps like the Android Market or apps such as youtube/maps/Gmail? They will never come to the Zii Egg, because it's not a Google Experience phone, only a developer device...

Most recently announced Android devices only run on 1.6, so the Zii Egg is pretty much up to date...

EnzoTen 11-02-2009 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nephersir7 (Post 411831)
What makes you think that it's only proof of concept?

Proof of concept meaning they just got it up and running to get it to run- camera doesnt work, its very buggy, and its needs to be localized for the Zii hardware- there is still features and settings in there for cellphone networks.

Curiouss 11-02-2009 05:58 PM

NICE!/ If the Zii gets the Android market + Android 2.0 + the Sense UI, Ill get this instead of the Zune HD! =D


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