Originally Posted by gatogo
Is it possible to run Open CPN Chartplotter
on a tablet with Android 3.2 Operating System and 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM?
I currently run Open CPN off of a normal laptop
, but am looking at getting a tablet as a back-up. I am not a computer whiz and am wondering if this is possible or not.
If possible, how would I do it to maximize the speed of the tablet? Have the Open CPN program and CM93 charts
loaded onto an external flashdrive?
Thank you very much.
forum is here:
==> OpenCPN - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
There have been numerous requests and at least two threads on this subject. Feel free to browse them for the details.
The upshot is this:
Android would require a huge rewrite. Most often reason cited is the lack of support for WX Widgets. At this point, it is basically a non-starter. Not gonna happen.
What I'd be looking at is that some of the Android tablet manufacturers are selling the tablets unlocked and able to load some varieties of Linux
. That, to me is the best opportunity to get OpenCPN
on on a tablet.
But the flavors of Linux
they mention do not include Ubunto or the popular desktop
versions, that is, the versions that currently OpenCPN has a build for.
But, go to the above forum and look around. Then feel free to post questions or suggestions.