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[Q] Windows 8 on HTC Flyer/View

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By loni90, Senior Member on 3rd January 2012, 04:48 PM
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Ok, just wanted to put this up here.
I come from the legendary HTC HD2 so I know nothing is impossible from win6.5 to android is huge

Do you guys think a port of win8 will be possible? i mean they said 1gb of RAM is enough to run win8... and 1.5GHz should not be a problem if Atom is 1.6GHz, since we can overclock it and stuff..

so, is it possible, or whats talking against it?
3rd January 2012, 06:32 PM |#2  
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Technically, its "possible". But nobody is going to take the time to port Windows8 to the Flyer. Windows is closed source, making porting it over extremely difficult. Plus, there would be no drivers to make the hardware work with the OS. I'm no developer, but the enormous amount of work to overcome these obstacles make them infeasible, compared to simply buying a Windows 8 device (when they become available).
3rd January 2012, 07:32 PM |#3  
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On the other hand, there are developers who will try just for the fun of it. Will it be usuable to the general public? I doubt it....
3rd January 2012, 07:45 PM |#4  
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Somebody tell Microsoft!

Hey this thing is already running a version of Linux, you see any ports to a full blown linux tablet?

Nice idea thou, the new Windows 8 looks to be finger friendly
3rd January 2012, 09:59 PM |#5  
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yeah i know it will be a pain in the arse, but hey - some people like to do this just for the fun and recognition - you know, be the one who finally managed to hack win8 and port it to a android device.

its been done before, and i think many will be donating to help.

its a fun thing.. imagine dual boot
3rd January 2012, 11:10 PM |#6  
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You could install Ubuntu on the Flyer, but for what , I don't know.
3rd January 2012, 11:18 PM |#7  
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Read lots of issues and complaints about W8. Its a ubuntu mini wannabe. Its a nightmare on a pc and probably going to be classified as a cousin to vista. Windows is a mess structuraly compared to Linux, which is Android.

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3rd January 2012, 11:31 PM |#8  
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There are a few reasons why it will never work, most of them people already mentioned

1. You can't compare a 1.6Ghz Intel x86 processor to a 1.6Ghz ARM one, the Flyer is well below the minimum specs.
2. Microsoft will not publicly release their ARM builds, they will only sell them directly to OEMs unlike the desktop version of Windows 8.
3. It's closed source.
4. If someone does miraculously manage to get it running (hey this is xda), functionality will be extremely limited as there is no legacy app support for ARM.
4th January 2012, 12:26 AM |#9  
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You could install Ubuntu like DigitalMD said and put Win8 on a VM in there.... doubt it would boot though and you would have to find chuck norris and make him round-house kick the lag.
20th March 2012, 03:14 PM |#10  
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From ALL of the Tablets on the Market, I have checked out ALL of them. The one that I'm the happiest with is the Sprint HTC EVO View Tablet. It's the LOUDEST of ANY & ALL Tablets on the market. Anywhere from a little bit to a lot louder. I know that it's just a 7" screen, but it has the best sound. I would like to get Windows 8 on the HTC EVO View Tablet. i hope that ANYONE can come up with a solution to this. If anyone can come up with a solution to this, then I would put it on the HTC EVO View Tablet ASAP!
20th March 2012, 04:30 PM |#11  
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It's not possible. Doesn't meet min specs.
We installed it at work on an HP Slate that was running Win7, and it constantly freaked out about the resolution not being high enough. If a device that was meant to run Windows OS is unable to run Win8, it's not going to happen on an Android device. At least not officially.
And considering we can't get an ICS build running, it's a pretty good bet we'll never get Win8 to run.
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