Questions about dual boot win8 and android on w700p

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StoneRyno

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Is there any significant difference between going this route and using the emulator?
Will I be able to use all the apps and games I have on my galaxy S and S4 with either or both method?
Anything else I should be aware of I didn't think of to ask?

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StoneRyno

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Sigh... questions rightly belong in General, not D&H. Also, this (dual-booting with Android) has been asked, and discussed, a *lot* already.

Sorry this appeared to be the spot to ask since it is related to the subject of this section which contains the guide to doing the dual booting. And sorry I did not find the answers to my questions in searching otherwise I wouldn't have needed to post. I don't frequent the forums here enough to have known this topic has been beaten to death. Perhaps if you could please point me to relevant thread(s) that answer these questions or me. Thanks.
 

SixSixSevenSeven

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Sorry this appeared to be the spot to ask since it is related to the subject of this section which contains the guide to doing the dual booting. And sorry I did not find the answers to my questions in searching otherwise I wouldn't have needed to post. I don't frequent the forums here enough to have known this topic has been beaten to death. Perhaps if you could please point me to relevant thread(s) that answer these questions or me. Thanks.

Both of your questions have been answered in the android dual boot thread but I shall answer them again here.

There is a difference between dual boot and emulator. The emulator (I say *the*, there are a few) compatibility is poor at best and performance can only be described as absolutely abysmal.

Dual boot is running natively, it isn't fully hardware accelerated video but the performance of the w700p is so far above that a regular android tablet in the first place that this doesn't matter, its no biggy. But it is running on x86 whereas android is usually for ARM. Drivers for x86 builds are usually poor, although the w700p is pretty well off in that regard (I think bluetooth and GPS are missing, double check the original thread), on the w700p is pretty usable anyway. The google services framework and play store are not open source software though so custom android ROM's (including android-ia) cannot include them, these need sideloading from your device, again check the thread as details for how to do this are in there. After this you can use the play store fine, but some apps will not appear in the store and some may not work at all. Because the device is unrecognised, some apps which are limited to appearing for certain devices (which is one hell of alot) will not appear. Android apps are usually platform independent but some performance critical tasks can be done in a platform dependent way, a few popular 3d games do this, some apps doing this have both ARM and x86 versions of the app but most don't bother because x86 android devices are rare, as such they cannot run.
 

Danny2

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Also, keep in mind, that just because an app doesn't show up in google play, doesn't mean it will not run on your tablet. If you can't find it in Google play, back it up from your phone (using something like ESFile explorer to backup), transfer to your tablet, and try it. Some still won't function, or only partially function, but lots work fine.
I use Android on my W700, dualbooting, and spend almost no time at all in windows.

Both of your questions have been answered in the android dual boot thread but I shall answer them again here.

There is a difference between dual boot and emulator. The emulator (I say *the*, there are a few) compatibility is poor at best and performance can only be described as absolutely abysmal.

Dual boot is running natively, it isn't fully hardware accelerated video but the performance of the w700p is so far above that a regular android tablet in the first place that this doesn't matter, its no biggy. But it is running on x86 whereas android is usually for ARM. Drivers for x86 builds are usually poor, although the w700p is pretty well off in that regard (I think bluetooth and GPS are missing, double check the original thread), on the w700p is pretty usable anyway. The google services framework and play store are not open source software though so custom android ROM's (including android-ia) cannot include them, these need sideloading from your device, again check the thread as details for how to do this are in there. After this you can use the play store fine, but some apps will not appear in the store and some may not work at all. Because the device is unrecognised, some apps which are limited to appearing for certain devices (which is one hell of alot) will not appear. Android apps are usually platform independent but some performance critical tasks can be done in a platform dependent way, a few popular 3d games do this, some apps doing this have both ARM and x86 versions of the app but most don't bother because x86 android devices are rare, as such they cannot run.
 
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