Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3


2213 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1470210 13-Jan-2016 18:11
Send private message

@ N4 Can you connect USB camera for say skype? 

5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1470404 13-Jan-2016 21:49
Send private message

I've downloaded Remix OS 2.0 for PC (alpha). 

It installed to a 64GB SanDisk USB 3.0 stick without complaint.  

I had to unplug all my other USB drives....and then.....

It booted and tried to run.  It got this far and stopped. Guess I won't be alone with this problem. It's an alpha. 

My PC is i7 quad-core with 8GB RAM and NVidia higher-end graphics card....





____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


 
 
 
 




2213 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1470537 14-Jan-2016 09:18
Send private message

How are people going with this?  

I have managed to get it semi up and going albeit only on a USB2 stick, didn't have play store but managed to sideload the apk, struggling to now actually download apps via playstore, does everything right and then hangs, I'm assuming it is a write speed issue with stick so will pick up a USB3 one later on and try again

I'm not liking included browser, the UI is too big and takes up too much real estate, it would be ideal to have a more Chrome desktop styled browser as this is where most time will be spent i imagine

Everything seemed to work on my laptop as far as touchpad, webcam, BT, USB mouse etc which was nice, although overall the UI seems too big even on a fairly small (13" 1386x768 pixel) display


n4

956 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1470545 14-Jan-2016 09:28
Send private message

Wade: @ N4 Can you connect USB camera for say skype? 


Tried it last night and yes you can. Plugged in a camera, loaded Skype and it worked. Just as well as being the mobile version of Skype, there are no meaningful settings to tinker with. Video call worked fine, the camera had a mic and that worked as well. However did get a report from the other end that there was some echo (sound was coming from the Mini to the TV via HDMI to my stereo), however that was manageable with the volume turned down a little.




Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees



2213 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1470651 14-Jan-2016 11:24
Send private message

n4:
Wade: @ N4 Can you connect USB camera for say skype? 


Tried it last night and yes you can. Plugged in a camera, loaded Skype and it worked. Just as well as being the mobile version of Skype, there are no meaningful settings to tinker with. Video call worked fine, the camera had a mic and that worked as well. However did get a report from the other end that there was some echo (sound was coming from the Mini to the TV via HDMI to my stereo), however that was manageable with the volume turned down a little.


Awesome to know, i was scared it might have been an issue of no suitable drivers = fail

5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1470715 14-Jan-2016 12:13
Send private message

I got an email from JiDe support today saying there are getting a lot of complaints like mine and they would not be able to respond to them individually.

I wonder if it would boot on my Chromebook?  




____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1470839 14-Jan-2016 13:54
Send private message

Update! :-)  

I put my HP Chromebook into Developer Mode (which let me alter the boot order) and I then booted the Remix OS 2.0 system successfully on the Chromebook. Bluetooth mouse was required because the track pad didn't work. Wifi goes fine. All good. 




____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


 
 
 
 


21534 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1470843 14-Jan-2016 13:57
Send private message

I bought one of the users 10" remix tablets, which I like, but it's not going to suit me long term, so it's for sale if anyone wants it. 


5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1470969 14-Jan-2016 15:34
Send private message

Seems Remix OS 2.0 has a problem with NVidia graphics chipsets. If you're going to try it, first choice of device would not be a PC with NVidia.




____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1500746 28-Feb-2016 13:42
Send private message

I've been playing with Remix for PC (It's a 64-bit version of Android, apparently) on a Lenovo laptop (from 16GB USB3 stick). 

 

The touchpad soon become unreliable and unresponsive, but plugging in a USB mouse works fine and I prefer it to the touchpad anyway. 

 

I went to XDA and found out how to get Google Play Store set up and running. There were two methods. One was just install the a hacked Google services installer....and reboot. The other seemed to be for people who didn't want to re-boot for some reason...and had several other steps. I didn't bother with that and a re-boot saw me quickly downloading apps onto the laptop. 

 

Google Camera actually works with the laptop's camera. That was cool. 

 

It's actually very stable overall - for an alpha. 

 

The new beta version will be released for download on March 1st (presumably in North America, so here March 2nd). It will include a way to install to a hard drive, and also the capability for OTA updates as JIDE roll out improvements. 

 

For me, many of the apps I like on my phone are better than the Windows versions....and most are a LOT cheaper. I now do virtually all my photo image editing on my phone using Snapseed and a few other apps. Compared to the desktop / windows paradigm, these apps are much better (IMHO) for doing the usual stuff quickly and in a simple way without having to be a graphic artist  - thinking of GIMP or Photoshop here....

 

Android / Remix OS on this 5 year old laptop is also really fast.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


645 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 1500796 28-Feb-2016 15:34
One person supports this post
Send private message

I was quite impressed with the alpha. Worked perfectly on my Dell XPS 13, including all the Fn keys, webcam, headphones and 3D graphics. Almost good enough to be a daily driver.

 

If this picks up steam, Remix OS might succeed where Desktop Linux and Chrome OS have failed.

Once it hits stable, I might install it on my Mom's PC. She's already familiar with Android and doesn't need any specific Windows apps, so this will work great for her - and I will no longer have to deal with removing malware etc from her PC. :)


5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1501481 29-Feb-2016 13:29
Send private message

d3Xt3r:

 

I was quite impressed with the alpha. Worked perfectly on my Dell XPS 13, including all the Fn keys, webcam, headphones and 3D graphics. Almost good enough to be a daily driver.

 

If this picks up steam, Remix OS might succeed where Desktop Linux and Chrome OS have failed.

Once it hits stable, I might install it on my Mom's PC. She's already familiar with Android and doesn't need any specific Windows apps, so this will work great for her - and I will no longer have to deal with removing malware etc from her PC. :)

 

 

Looks like a good strategy. :-)  

 

 

 

 

 

 





____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


612 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1502598 2-Mar-2016 08:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

Jide have released the beta of JideOS... Supports installation onto your harddrive now - great for me cause I didn't have a USB3 stick to use! Plus supports OTA updates now. "Installing" it on a spare laptop as I type.


791 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 1502669 2-Mar-2016 09:14
Send private message

jumping on a new install of the beta this morning as well, spare *cough* works *cough* laptop standing by!





The little things make the biggest difference.


5526 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1505127 2-Mar-2016 18:47
Send private message

I've got the beta running on a 16GB USB3 stick plugged into an i5-based laptop with 8GB of RAM. 

 

It lags a bit when it has to read / write TOO much from the USB stick.....but otherwise it works well. I downloaded the Google Play store installer apk from XDA (Remix forum). It installed everything ok. There were a couple of errors....but if you just breathe for a coule of minutes the background setup done by Google Services appears to catch up. At one point it told me I needed Google Services or my Gmail wouldn't work and that the services weren't compatible with my device. I closed the warning and read my email......so "No" didn't mean "No" in this case. 

 

It's all stable. Not hellish fast.....but everything works that can work on a laptop instead of a phone. 

 

I've left my BT client seeding the torrent and will let it run for a day or two......

 

 

 

 





____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


1 | 2 | 3
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.