Tablet Acer Iconia W500, anyone?

fernando at fernando at
Wed Nov 30 20:34:21 UTC 2011

> It's my understanding that Google has released the complete source    for
the latest Android. Someone please correct if I'm wrong.
> John
  Releasing the sources is not enough for me. Android is developed at
closed doors, and the source released afterwards, or not released at all,
like it happened wth 3.0 / Honeycomb. I don't know how hard is to do
something usefull with those sources. Sometimes you find "complete" sources
available but an incomplete/not documented/not automared build process, and
the sources are pretty useless without a huge effort.
Not mentioning that all android devices on the market use ARM cpus. Maybe
the current sources need significant porting effort for x86.
Current Android requires programming for their specic APIs: no X, no
LibreOffice, no Gimp, no Inkscape...
A tablet like the Acer Iconia W500 has the same specs as a current netbook,
so I could use it sometimes as a tradicional netbook and say edit ODT
documents, and sometimes as a tablet, using the touch interface for
multimedia and web browsing. It even helps that by providing a doc with
keyboard, full-size usb and vga ports. So today I could do with it things I
cannot do with a tablet.
My question is, on the tablet side, anyone has tried Fedora on the Iconia,
and found it nice to use with touch-screen only?

[]s, Fernando Lozano

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