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Offline Paulo.

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Replacing Android with TC?
« on: March 09, 2014, 02:05:08 AM »
Hi all

This may be a daft question or possibly been asked before, but are there any plans to create a TinyCore which could be used to replace Android
on some smartphones/tablets?

My thinking being that they would make great portable Raspberry Pi like computers but with a built in screen and it's own power source.
For port I/O, a USB to serial converter (+ driver) would do the job.

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Re: Replacing Android with TC?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 01:37:39 PM »
uh...

tinycore team have made some versions of tinycore for the ARM cpu archictecture...

but only for certain types of ARM styled chips.....the "A10" chip by allwinner....and a chip by Freescale

so tinycore could work on any device containing those chips....say a tablet PC or such like...

the tablet may otherwise have been running Android

there is also a verson of tinycore for the ARM based computer called the rasberry pi

if that is what you are asking

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Re: Replacing Android with TC?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 10:47:25 PM »
My thinking being that they would make great portable Raspberry Pi like computers but with a built in screen and it's own power source.
For port I/O, a USB to serial converter (+ driver) would do the job.

There are examples of such project like:





http://blog.parts-people.com/2012/12/20/mobile-raspberry-pi-computer-build-your-own-portable-rpi-to-go/
http://makezine.com/2014/01/07/how-i-built-a-raspberry-pi-tablet/
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Re: Replacing Android with TC?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 01:11:23 AM »
Hi all

@cast-fish

Yes that is pretty much what I was asking, is their a version of TC for one or more popular tablets and/or phones currently running Android.

@bmarkus

Although not what I had in mind, nice links and certainly food for thought using a Pi for portable use.