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Old 20-10-2015, 18:37   #16
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

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Amazing! Thanks for pointing this out.

Some googling found that there is even a 9" tablet from the same company:

http://www.amazon.com/IRULU-Touchscr...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Reviews on amazon are all over the place but at that price I am willing to take a gamble. So I just ordered one. I will report back how it goes
OK, they weren't kidding. Looks like I snagged the very last one they had (as it did say when I placed my order). Only refurbished now, at least from that source.
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Old 24-10-2015, 20:05   #17
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

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Mast....

yep.

Dave
OK, I can report a partial success: The tablet arrived and it is working.

Honestly, I am blown away by what you can get for less than 50 bux. I am sure there will be issues later (I can already tell that the screen brightness is not going to win any prizes) but so far everything works flawlessly with one crucial exception, see below. I had the tablet configured for my google account within 10 minutes, and was playing Traighly Bay from my music library while reading my email on it So far so excellent.

Here is the BUT: When I went to the playstore, I do NOT see the (paid) OpenCPN version that I had seen on my other android device (phone) and which I still see there. In fact, on my phone I see an additional free version from 'Maison automatique' which, I am pretty sure, did not exit last week, at least not on my screen.

This free version is the only one that is visible on my new shiny tablet. Unfortunately, it says it is "not compatible with your device."

So I opened the playstore online. Both opencpn versions appear there. My new device is also already listed (the wonders of google!) as "No carrier Softwinner X9". BUT: For both Opencpn versions, this device is listed as not compatible.

The tablet says it is running Android 4.4.1. Opencpn (both versions) says that any Android after 3.0 should work.

What gives?
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