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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #105 on: December 31, 2015, 10:17:08 am »
Happy new year  :)

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android Nexus Player
« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2015, 11:44:17 am »
Nexus Player using Visio 50 in TV.
Content menu on app flashes and screen goes blank. Unable to use Content menu. Other items work.
Content menu from bluetooth keyboard will not work but same bluetooth keyboard on Samsung did.

Used v117 and v118. See screenshots. Happy New Year!


« Last Edit: January 01, 2016, 11:35:31 am by Larry Schroeder »

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #107 on: January 01, 2016, 01:52:21 pm »
Happy new year  :)
@PERRON : Nice new year cat. Is beautiful!
I'm posting an exclusive version to be used only on the Lenovo Yoga2 tablet, 13.3" (the 'big brother', hehe).  The reason I may explain later after it is confirmed as working. This is quite a bit of work and I'm not able (time-wise) to tackle more special cases. Moving forward, the idea is to work on a generic Nspiroid version, which will incorporate as many as possible, regular Android tablets and phones. I'll continue working on the generic version, but first I need to clean up the mess to ensure that previously supported devices continue to be supported (not as simple as it sounds) before adding more new devices. So, here goes v1.19_Yoga2_only.apk for you to have a go.

@Larry Schroeder
1. versions v118 and  today's v119 are exclusive for the Lenovo Yoga2 and should not be used anywhere else.  Most likely it won't work!
2. Nexus Player: Using v117, you might have some luck but only after adjusting the 'screen density' to about 250 dpi, as it comes with 240 dpi as default. This would roughly match the density of the Asus PadfoneS, which has 1920x1080 resolution and 251ppi screen density.(For Android ppi equals dpi). Some more info here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-player/development/unofficial-cm-12-1-nexus-player-fugu-t3086597/page44


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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2016, 03:29:21 pm »
Hello,

Thanks for the cat (a maine coon)  :).

Good work for the lenovo big tablet  ;D.

Many thanks for the job. :thumbsup:

JP

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #109 on: January 01, 2016, 05:52:51 pm »
Happy new year mate, you deserve a break (in Italy miss still 8+ hours) :)
Auguri di Buon Anno 2016!

Thanks for the cat (a maine coon)  :).
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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #110 on: January 01, 2016, 06:04:14 pm »


Auguri di Buon Anno 2016!
Where are you from? How do you know Italian? :D

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #111 on: January 02, 2016, 06:53:57 am »
Auguri di Buon Anno 2016!
Where are you from? How do you know Italian? :D
Oh no, just simple sentences really. Mind you, there are actually a lot of similarities between Italian and Portuguese. Also, I've been to Italy a few times and I was born and now live in Portugal. So, yeah! :D

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android Nexus Player
« Reply #112 on: January 02, 2016, 01:05:22 pm »
Notice in the Samsung screenshot below the content menu shown at the bottom of the screen. I got this on the Samsung Note Tab by using a logitech bluetooth keyboard and pressing the content menu key. The same keyboard paired with Nexus Player content's key did nothing. Home, back, and escape keys on logitech bluetooth keyboard do work on Nexus Player. Pressing the content icon in the upper right corner flash the selections and disappeared to an all grey screen.

I need the content menu to load my global routines. Do you have any suggestions? The screen shown on Nexus Player with version 1.17 is only about 3/4 the screen size below but functions correctly except unable to use icon or keyboard method for content menu items. Can work on dpi issues later. Samsung is ARM where Nexus Player is Atom. Maybe that can cause logitech bluetooth keyboard content key to function in ARM and not the Atom.
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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #113 on: January 02, 2016, 01:29:23 pm »
@Larry Schroeder: I'm sorry to hear that. But have you tried to use Nspiroid without the external bluetooth keyboard paired? I mean with Bluetooth switched off.
I have not (yet) tested Nspiroid with an external keyboard attached (all these tests take time...). All I can tell you is that the Android keyboard interface is different from the touch screen. So, it doesn't really surprise me that some problems might come up. If that 'thing' persists I will certainly have to spend more time on it to fix it (for good).

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android Nexus Player
« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2016, 02:32:06 pm »
Since the Nexus Player uses a TV it has no touch screen. With the bluetooth keyboard unpaired, the accompany Nexus Player remote with a D-Pad can launch but does not work with nspiroid. To get nspiroid to work I use an OTG micro adapter with a hub, universal nano transmitter that use USB wireless logitech K700 keyboard and wireless mouse. Clicking the mouse on the Upper right Icon causes it to flash showing the menu, and disappear with the screen becoming gray. Clicking the mouse again brings back the npsiroid screen. Using the mouse for the touch eveything works except no way to display upper right menu selections.

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #115 on: January 02, 2016, 03:13:13 pm »
@Larry Schroeder: Sorry, no Nspiroid on TV.  Nspiroid has been designed from the very start to be used in phones and tablets with a touch interface.
I took the decision early on not to include keyboard support and today I'm not sure if I ever will, unless there's a large demmand for it.

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #116 on: January 04, 2016, 08:08:34 am »
Hello there,
Here is a 'generic' (welll, not quite yet  ;) ) Nspiroid version v1.20 (follow up to v1.17) which should work across a variety of device (phones and tablets) with either CPU x86 or ARM. The Android classes (screen density and resolution) tested on real devices (either by me or by some of the coleagues in this thread) are as follows:

Phones:
Asus ZenFone5      (xhdpi ~294 ppi)    -  720 x 1280
Asus Selfie              (xxhdpi ~403 ppi)    - 1080 x 1920
Samsung S6            (xxxhdpi ~560 ppi)    - 1440 x 2560   (@khiconmtv: the lcd area has been maximized)
Tablets:
Asus Memopad 176CX 7.0":  (hdpi ~216 ppi)                - 1280 x 800
Asus PadfoneS Dock 9.0":     (xlarge-hdpi ~251 ppi)     - 1920 x 1200   (@PERRON: check favorites popup)
Samsung Galaxy Pro 8.4":     (xlarge-xhdpi ~359 ppi)    - 2560 x 1600   (@PERRON: landscape layouts have changed a bit)

It's also expected that Nspiroid will work on devices with similar specs.

Work has restarted today, so less time for hobbies   :3.

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #117 on: January 04, 2016, 08:17:19 am »
Samsung S6            (xxxhdpi ~560 ppi)    - 1440 x 2560   (@khiconmtv: the lcd area has been maximized)
Oh, work well...
Thank you so much.

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #118 on: January 04, 2016, 02:37:40 pm »
Still working  ;D... Well, joke aside, I have not seen what have changed in the layout  :crazy:...
Also, what is favorites popup ? Sorry to be a little dumb  :hyper: !

As always, thanks for the job.

JP

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Re: Nspiroid - TI-Nspire emulator on Android (ZenFone 5)
« Reply #119 on: January 04, 2016, 03:07:16 pm »
Samsung S6            (xxxhdpi ~560 ppi)    - 1440 x 2560   (@khiconmtv: the lcd area has been maximized)
Oh, work well...
Thank you so much.
I'm glad it works (a little better) for you :). Thanks for the quick reply, BTW!

Still working  ;D... Well, joke aside, I have not seen what have changed in the layout  :crazy:...
Well, minor things really: a) buttons are taller (smaller black area at the bottom) ; b)there's a gap between them; c) the graphic symbols aren't blurred as before, maybe something else I forgot ;)
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Also, what is favorites popup ? Sorry to be a little dumb  :hyper: !
Favorites popup is displayed pressing a toolbar button (the starred one) on the usb_explorer view, to allow you to save/delete/edit your nspire file system path bookmarks to ease the access to certain often used folders. Please have a look at the attached picture.
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As always, thanks for the job.
Thank you too for the v1.20 confirmation (oops, excuse me  :P).