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No. As you might know, Eclipse has various problems running in different flavors of Linux (which is why Ubuntu has an official repository version of it, and all that). Android is even worse -- while based on Linux, it's a completely different operating system. A similar question would be, "Is is possible to install a *nix version of Eclipse in Mac OS?"


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The Linux user IDs that Android uses to isolate apps from each other are completely unrelated to user profiles on Android 4.2 tablets. In Android, each app gets its own directory for saving data. The Linux user ID system is used to make sure apps can't read each others' data. But all these data directories are inside one directory on the filesystem, ...


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To expand a bit on the previous 'No' answers, it's not just the kernel, but the rest of the OS which makes a big difference. Applications developed for linux expect a certain set of libraries (shared bits of code) to exist and do what the application expects. They also sometimes expect a certain filesystem structure and other dependencies. Not all linux ...


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The top consideration I would have, other than finding something that meets your personal requirements, is the 3rd party development status of the device. In the cheap tablet market I wouldn't count on decent software from the manufacturer, so you want an actively developed aftermarket version to run.


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No is the short answer. The android OS is built on the Linux kernel. There are a lot of differences between the Android OS and the average Linux distro, and some of these differences are critical to installing Eclipse.


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Thumb Keyboard allows for this, as well as many other handy features which make it well worth the money Paid Version 7 Day Trial Version


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P5110 is the Galaxy Tab 2 while P7510 is the original. The difference is that the newer ships with ICS and has a different SoC along with a slightly larger battery, while it is a lightly ticker. The P7510 came out almost a year ago. If you want future software upgrades the P5110 is a safer bet. See that datasheets for more info.


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The manufacturer is trying to help you. Walking around taking photos with a tablet makes you look like a twerp, so they try to discourage you by not putting a good quality camera in there. That might be a slightly silly answer, but it's not entirely untrue. Taking photos with your phone is really popular these days, because you always have your phone with ...


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At this time there are no distinctions in the Market for browsing Tablet specific apps, and actually there is no real Tablet specific distinction in general, it's a device specific destinction. Android has a distinction for "Protected Apps." These are apps that the developer has specified certain required device specific criteria. For example Adobe ...


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The GfxTablet project should allow you to do this. It's network-based rather than USB though.


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Sounds like Hacker's Keyboard might be a good try for you. It doesn't have some of the rightmost keys (insert, end, page up/down, also F1-F12) visibly displayed on the main layout, but they are available by pressing the "Fn" key. Here's the layout on a tablet:


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Very good question. I'll try to give the complete story here. I'm a developer myself so I might get a little technical now and then, but only that will show you the true reasons behind all of this. Baseline: There is no distinction between "phone apps" and "tablet apps" in the Market. A bit of history first: Android was meant for phones (let's say a G1). ...


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There's a paid app called ePrint, which I believe works locally to printers attached to a wireless network (printers themselves don't need to be wireless) and doesn't appear to use a cloud service or need a PC in most cases. They have a free ePrint version that you can use to test the functionality before you pay for the full ePrint version. Next there's ...


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The first versions of the Android Market on Tablets didn't have an option to rate an App. Rumors are that Google wanted to prevent bad ratings on Apps, because they weren't optimized for tables (yet). Some say that they received an Market Update that enabled the rate function. My Lenovo Thinkpad Market hasn't got it yet. But it seems just a matter of time. ...


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Phablets are basically tablet / phone crossovers. Best examples are Samsung’s Galaxy Note and LG’s Optimus Vu. As per ComputerWorld: A phablet is a phone with a screen so big that it can be used as a tablet. There are no defined boundaries whatsoever in terms of screen sizes; so any tablet with phone (telephony) capabilities might also be termed a ...


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Swiftkey's tablet version supports this (paid, free trial). It has the letters split to each side and the numeric keys in the middle:


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Expanding a little bit on Ben Griffths answer and Martin Tapankov's comment, no, you can't run Eclipse on Android because there isn't a Java Runtime Environment to run Eclipse and there isn't a build of the Java Development Kit for Android. Although most Android apps are written in Java, Android doesn't have a JRE; Android uses Dalvik which is a completely ...


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Be sure that it has access to Google app market. Some of the cheaper phones and tablets restrict access to the Google market and provide their own inferior versions instead.


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The USB spec specifies that the power supplied over USB shall be ~5V DC, which is fine. A single USB device (e.g. your tablet) may draw up to 500 mA of power in USB 2 and 900 mA of power in USB 3. This is the issue - it's workable but not ideal. Using a USB cable as a power connector between a tablet and the AC adapter that came with the tablet is a ...


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Turning the tablet off at night will most likely extend its life, but this defeats the purpose of having a tablet, since a key feature of the tablet is instant power-on from standby. Generally, there are two things that drain the battery of any device: the display (when it's turned on), and any wireless communications (3G, WiFi, etc). If you really want to ...


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This page has a list of what to avoid: Android 1.5, 1.6 VIA WM8505 128MB RAM Rockchip RK2808 Anything smaller than 5" Cruz Tablet, Augen, MIPS No g-sensor and recommends 7" tablets with a TCC8902 processor from Shenzhen.


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The key was to delete the Telephony application. This tables has no phone. After deleting the following built-in applications, TelephonyProvider & Phone, A new icon appeared in the top box, it was a signal bar strength icon with an X in it. Now the "Cell standby" no longer appears, and the battery lasts 3-5 hours depending on what I am doing.


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From what I read a few days ago, tablet cannot run Android Market (and therefore will not be distributed with it) until 2.3 is released in the early part of next year. I have heard of a few tablets being released using the manufacturers own market-type application but nothing using the official Android Market. I think we'll have to wait until 2.3 is ...


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There are a number of alternative on-screen virtual Keyboard replacement apps on Android Market that support Hindi and Marathi languages. Most should work on all recent Android OS version (2.2 and above.)


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One way is to ask the developer via the contact information provided in the application's Google Play page. Where an application or game has a free- or paid-version, you could just try the free version. Unless it's stated in the description that the paid version actually supports higher resolutions, it's usually a safe assumption that if the free version ...


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No, you usually can't receive calls with an tablet which doesn't provide this functionality. The SIM card slot is only for mobile data communication and there is no way that you just download an App which enables GSM phone functionality (AFAIK). You can use VoIP though.


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I attempted to get VNC options working, but they're all buggy. In particular the keyboard mappings and clunky and the screens never seem to render correctly. I even wrote to an author offering money for improvements but never got anything back. Teamviewer 8 is the only solution I've found where it actually works the way it is supposed to (i.e. ...


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It's up to the app. Android provides mechanisms for app authors to specify different UI layouts for the different screen sizes (roughly speaking: phones, 7in tablets, 10in tablets). This means that the app might rearrange its buttons or use larger sizes to fill a 7in screen, or it might do something more radical like switch to a two-pane layout (such as ...


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Another option is to use Dropbox to transfer the apks. That was how I got them on my Archos tab before I got the market on there. Dropbox lets you download the dropbox app directly from their website, so there's no market needed. After that all you have to do is send every apk from your phone that you want onto your tablet to Dropbox, then you can install ...


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This may depend somewhat on the device, so I would try to narrow down which one in particular you want then try to figure out what other people are saying about it. Having said that, I know lots of people on XDA are using US Verizon Xooms in Europe without any problems (minus 3G, of course, which you said isn't a problem). There's a thread about this here. ...



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