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Master Geek

# 80105 26-Mar-2011 19:56
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Hey all,

Today I bought a netbook with dual boot Windows 7 and Android.

Im wanting to know how to either update the currently installed android OS (im not sure what version its currently running) or install a custom ROM (Something either based on Honeycomb or the HTC Flyer ROM with HTC Sense) as I cant even access the Android Market at the moment?


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Ultimate Geek

  # 452590 27-Mar-2011 22:27
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There's no Market on it because it didn't meet Google's compatibility requirements so Google wouldn't license it. You might look on for ways to hack Market onto tablets that don't have Market.

Modifying custom ROMs from other platforms is out as they're completely different CPUs (most are ARM, this is Intel Atom). Honeycomb is definitely out as Google say they won't release the source for it (boo!).

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Master Geek

  # 452638 28-Mar-2011 09:28
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You could try and download the Android Market APK from here - and run it on your netbook whilst on Android boot. If unsure as to whether it works for netbook, Ask them on Modaco. Can't see why it wouldn't work but worth asking. 

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