Hi undeadninjatv, very interesting project. What is the performance like so far? Have you had a chance to test it on a low-end Chromebook?
I have tested it on a Dell Chromebook 11 and a Mac as well. The performance is good so far, a lot of the problems come from ARChon itself rather than the app. Not all apps work on it, but the Andromium apps work beautifully with the exception of videos not playing on the browser on my Chromebook. I have came up with a way to fix this by simply downloading TubeMate for Andromium, and then opening the File Explorer and opening the Video folder then it works on the media player. Videos work fine on Mac, though. ARChon Runtime should work on anything that supports Chrome.
Hi undeadninjatv, we currently support MP3, MP4, and MOV, TXT, JPG, PNG files. However it does depend on the phone native hardware decoder to support opening those files. This is specially true for MP4 and MOV files since each processor/SoC have default set of supported file formats.
One example, we have in the past run into devices that can't open 1440p MP4 files, and 4K video files are usually no go for most devices.
Hope that helps, and keep up the good work. Just out of curiosity are you happen to be software developer? Or a hobbyist that like to tinker with hardware/software on the side?
Post by undeadninjatv on Feb 25, 2016 21:02:03 GMT
I'm a hobbyist that likes to work with technical things and hunt down problems and glitches with projects. I know some friends that are novice software devs that I have shown Andromium OS to them and they are very excited for it.
Hi undeadninjatv, i just check out the video above, seem like performance still very iffy, and I am seeing a lot of rendering bugs with windows sizes and other UI related issues. Does the emulator allow you to set the screen size for the Android app to use. If you definitely try setting a high resolution (1366 x 768 or higher) to get a better user experience.
Post by undeadninjatv on Mar 11, 2016 17:17:40 GMT
I'm not sure, it all depends on which feature gets updated first. ARChon isn't a perfect rendition of an Android phone. It's missing some libraries due to Chrome's limits. The widgets might break it. Or the store. Or even the background! This is why I have been constantly testing it for bugs nonstop recently.