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100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« on: June 10, 2010, 12:33:28 am »
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39169

Could this device be used as Orbiter? Price is very tempting... what is your opinion about this device? Good? Bad?
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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 09:27:22 am »
There is a lot of cheap and cool Android-based devices on the market. But Android Orbiter is not developed yet. Even draft version is not available. But it'd be nice to have it.
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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 11:03:03 am »
There is a lot of cheap and cool Android-based devices on the market. But Android Orbiter is not developed yet. Even draft version is not available. But it'd be nice to have it.

If you have small fingers the Web Orbiter would work on this phone ;-)...we've tried it on other Android phones and it works within its current limitations at least.

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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 12:20:20 pm »
Just got off phone with someone who got his delivered yesterday. Said unit quite slow but what expect for the price. Initial battery life does not seem overly good either.

Check out these for a little bit more should be able to get a better unit http://www.wirelession.com/Product.asp?p=1


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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 02:06:30 pm »
I'm considering setting up an MD in a virtual machine on the core, then using VNC viewer on the tablet to connect to it and use the orbiter. I'm not sure how responsive VNC viewer is on the tablet, and there would be some latency, but presumably not as bad as the web orbiter?

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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 10:21:17 pm »
I'm considering setting up an MD in a virtual machine on the core, then using VNC viewer on the tablet to connect to it and use the orbiter. I'm not sure how responsive VNC viewer is on the tablet, and there would be some latency, but presumably not as bad as the web orbiter?

If you do that please record some video and post it online, and share the link here in the forum.
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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 02:15:27 am »
Looks like VNC viewer is available for Nokia 770 which I have, so I can try it on that.

A company I worked for did an install of around 50 touch screen controllers for a major UK TV broadcaster. Each was a VESA mounted thin client with a remote desktop session open to a large blade server running 50 Virtual Machines on which the client applications were loaded. There was some latency on full screen redraws but it was not judged to affect usability in the trials we ran. It's still in use and people are happy with it...


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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 07:55:00 am »
If you want remote performance, have a look at x2go

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Re: 100$ Android with 7" touch screen as Orbiter?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 06:44:27 pm »
If you want remote performance, have a look at x2go

Never heard of x2go before, is that fork of FreeNX project?
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