[NTLK] Einstein Android Build

Matthias Melcher m.melcher at robowerk.de
Mon Apr 1 21:06:23 EDT 2019

> On Apr 1, 2019, at 23:06, Aaron Brigati <abrigati at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2019, at 16:22, Matthias Melcher <m.melcher at robowerk.de> wrote:
>> VERY nice. Now if it had a pen... ;-D
>> That really is a great eMate target device. I will put keyboard support on my list. It seems we did not put that in back then.
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> Yeah, the lack of a stylus in general on Android devices is a bummer for Einstein.
> I actually have an 8" tablet with a Wacom pen, but that runs Windows and I've had no luck getting Einstein going on Win10. And running an Android emulator to run Einstein inside of just seems to be going a bit too far. :D

My only reason for paying a premium for the Galaxy Note series... . I'd love an XXXL version to get the form factor closer to that of the original with a better pen.

> One caveat about Einstein on the Gemini: Einstein doesn't really like the landscape-format screen. It doesn't crash, but the resolution is seriously wonky. Manually forcing the screen to portrait (with the Gemini's 'Force Rotate' menu) and then setting the Newton OS to rotate works fine, but it means using the overlay to flip it when multitasking with another app.

Yes, we did not implement the landscape setting very well. When I started this, I knew nothing about Android. It should be possible to fix that now. Not that I know so much more about Android, but I may do know where to dig for information.

 - Matthias

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