Originally Posted by Land an
I love OpenCPN and would like to get it on another tablet. My problem is I cannot find a simple and concise list of tablets or operating systems that are compatible. The Open CPN
site is not very helpful. For example, I use it on Windows 8 but the OpenCPN site says it will work on Windows 7 with no mention of 8.
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I am not a computer geek - i need a list that is goof proof. Does listing "Android" mean it works on all those strange sounding systems like Rasberry etc?
OpenCPN does not and will not run on Android. It runs on Linux
, which can be installed besides Android on a lot (but sure not all) Android devices. It will run on RaspberryPi (which is not an "Android device" as you probably understand it, although it can run Android. It will also run on a great variety of other ARM hardware
capable of running Linux
. It will not run the same on all of them though, depending on the availablity/quality of drivers for that HW)
Installing Linux on an Android device is "easy" as in follow the steps, but not trivial as in "click here and it's done"
If you need goof proof lists, better ask someone who doesn't for help. It does not hurt.
I also need to know if the off the shelf tablet will work or do i need (1) some additional down load or hardware or (2) some exotic work around to make it work. It would be helpful in that vein if the list was of actual tablets that told us whether the tablet had a built in GPS chip so it will work beyond WiFi or cellular service.
What is an "off the shelf" tablet? Nobody in the world will tell you in advance what will happen with a particular device - there's simply too many of them and they are changing too fast. Want to be sure? Pick a device somebody with a sufficient skillset and experience recommends. There are several threads in this forum, where such info is available. If unsure, ask. But ask a question, that actually has an answer