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Old 08/31/2011, 05:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I was wondering, could it be possible to dual boot Android on the Pre 3 ?
Actually, I miss a GPS navigation app like the one you can find on Android phones.

If this is a possible for the Touchpad, why not for the Pre 3 ?

Thank you for your answers,
Simon.
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Old 09/01/2011, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting thought, but then someone with developer experience would have to want Android on a Pre3. I suspect the main motivation people have porting Android to the TP relates to the $100 and $150 value the fire-sale provides. How many 1.2 ghz Dual-core tablets with a 1gb or RAM and 16/32gb of storage go for less then $200...none last that I checked.

I love webOS and I also suspect the Android hackers will want to keep Dual-boot options since even they'll see how nice webOS is and want to have both options on their TP systems. This is my hope! Sorli...
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Old 09/01/2011, 01:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I agree, I'd like to have both Android and WebOS.

Can any developer tell us if this would be possible ? Is there any option to replace the current bootloader with maybe a GRUB ?
Or share the same kernel between WebOS and Android ?
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Old 05/15/2012, 01:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I was wondering, could it be possible to dual boot Android on the Pre 3 ?
Actually, I miss a GPS navigation app like the one you can find on Android phones.

If this is a possible for the Touchpad, why not for the Pre 3 ?

Thank you for your answers,
Simon.
I think it is not possible dual boot Android on the Pre 3
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Old 05/15/2012, 01:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Say no to Android
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Old 05/15/2012, 05:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How about a Wine-like option?

There are some progams (like WhatsApp, Waze) whose developers are not interested to port their application to WebOS. In that case I would like to run such an application under a wine-like emulator.

JP
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Old 05/28/2012, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This has been pursued but maybe abandoned? Android under webOS on Touchpad - WebOS Internals

If you want more software, maybe set up a debian chroot? Kind of cumbersome to use on the pre-/pre+/pre2 screen in my experience, but probably much better on the Pre3?
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Old 05/28/2012, 02:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think it is not possible dual boot Android on the Pre 3
Yes it is. Somebody just needs to port it. The bootloader is the same as the Veer and that can run Android.
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Old 02/27/2013, 06:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Started to make a pre3 android port. Visit here: Pre 3 Android Port
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