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Well, it's mainly to play apps. I have nothing to do. I can't play games on this laptop because it's weak and I don't have anything I can use that's strong enough to play games anyways.
I just finished setting up the Android emulator in the SDK tools. It's pretty...slow right now. It's taking forever to load.
Edit: wait, it just sort of finished.

right, in that case don't bother with Android at all - particularly not the SDK tools because, as I've said already, the emu is complete garbage.

There's a few types of games you can play:
* old console games (SNES, Genesis, etc). Please bare in mind that downloading ROMs (aka the games) is illegal in the US unless you own the originals.
* Flash / online games. Even stuff like Angry Birds is available to play via the browser. If you want offline access as well, many of them can also be downloaded.
* Classic PC games. Stuff like Sim City, Civ, etc are old (and thus the graphics will look very dated now), but the game play is every bit as addictive now as it was when they were released (much like with the old console games).

Don't bother with Android as by the time you've emulated the OS (either via x86 ports or the SDK), you'll have sucked any performance out of the install and make any games completely unplayable.
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right, in that case don't bother with Android at all - particularly not the SDK tools because, as I've said already, the emu is complete garbage.
There's a few types of games you can play:
* old console games (SNES, Genesis, etc). Please bare in mind that downloading ROMs (aka the games) is illegal in the US unless you own the originals.
* Flash / online games. Even stuff like Angry Birds is available to play via the browser. If you want offline access as well, many of them can also be downloaded.
* Classic PC games. Stuff like Sim City, Civ, etc are old (and thus the graphics will look very dated now), but the game play is every bit as addictive now as it was when they were released (much like with the old console games).
Don't bother with Android as by the time you've emulated the OS (either via x86 ports or the SDK), you'll have sucked any performance out of the install and make any games completely unplayable.

Okay. Thanks. smile.gif
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Android-x86 works great if your hardware isn't too exotic. I have it on my flash drive and boot into it to read books, since Android ebook readers are better than anything else available on any platform.

And NDL isn't a problem. The real problem is lack of multitouch. Any apps that require multitouch won't show up in the Android Market, and unfortunately that seems to be most of them.
    
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Android-x86 works great if your hardware isn't too exotic. I have it on my flash drive and boot into it to read books, since Android ebook readers are better than anything else available on any platform.
And NDL isn't a problem. The real problem is lack of multitouch. Any apps that require multitouch won't show up in the Android Market, and unfortunately that seems to be most of them.

NDL wont be a problem for basic things like ebook readers - but will be a bigger issue for more intensive programs like games (ie the stuff this guy wants).

I wasn't aware about the multi-touch though. Thanks for the update on that smile.gif
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