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Old 31-03-2014, 09:42   #1
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Windows Phone - OpenCPN file type not supported

I use OpenCPN on my Win 8 tablet and thought it would be handy to run on my phone, especially since the phone has a built in GPS. I bought a windows 8 phone, but when I go to download OpenCPN I get a "File type not supported" message.

I'm not a software guru and I assumed that windows 8 was windows 8 and if something works on my tablet, I thought it would on the phone... grrr

Is it possible to run OpenCPN on windows 8 phones? If so, Can someone explain how?

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I use OpenCPN on my Win 8 tablet and thought it would be handy to run on my phone, especially since the phone has a built in GPS. I bought a windows 8 phone, but when I go to download OpenCPN I get a "File type not supported" message.

I'm not a software guru and I assumed that windows 8 was windows 8 and if something works on my tablet, I thought it would on the phone... grrr

Is it possible to run OpenCPN on windows 8 phones? If so, Can someone explain how?

Thanks!
Zach
There are different variants of Windows 8.

Full Windows 8 requires a device with an Intel (or AMD) processor. Your phone probably has a stripped down version of Windows, known as "RT" on older tablets that run one ARM processors. I'm not sure what they call it on phones, but it's almost certainly the more limited version.
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I use OpenCPN on my Win 8 tablet and thought it would be handy to run on my phone, especially since the phone has a built in GPS. I bought a windows 8 phone, but when I go to download OpenCPN I get a "File type not supported" message.

I'm not a software guru and I assumed that windows 8 was windows 8 and if something works on my tablet, I thought it would on the phone... grrr

Is it possible to run OpenCPN on windows 8 phones? If so, Can someone explain how?

Thanks!
Zach
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How will that help him with his Windows phone?
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Re: Windows Phone - OpenCPN file type not supported

Windows Phone =/= Windows RT =/= Windows 8,

so no, there is no O version for this device
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