Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Soundwave
    Member #
    56700
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Tablet
    fonepad
    Posts
    1
    Liked
    0 times

    first fonepad... but with issues

    Yes I've got one.. the new fonepad.
    but it has issues I don't get.. why won't it install Firefox?

    My other droid had no problems installing Firefox.
    the fonepad always says there's a problem with the archive when I download it from the playstore. I also tried backup apk from my other droid it's backup-folder. Always the same error..
    I guess it's got something to do with the Intel CPU..

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Member #
    2531
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Thailand
    Tablet
    TF101
    Posts
    8,595
    Liked
    976 times
    Welcome to the Forum. I don't think it has anything to do with the CPU. I would do a Factory Reset and then try the download...

  3. #3
    Guide Guru & Forum Administrator
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    12453
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Devon, UK
    Tablet
    Other - Chromebook
    Posts
    14,013
    Liked
    2826 times
    Sorry to question Jeffrey here, but the Intel CPU does have compatibility issues with various Android apps - although not as many as might have been the case if Google hadn't put quite a bit of work into development work on Android itself to make it compatible with the Intel CPU.

    I know that Chrome was incompatible only a few weeks ago - it is now compatible - so I would suggest an email to the Firefox development team to ask them if that is the issue.

    In the meantime, perhaps you could try a different browser. Hope that helps & all the best

    ADDED BY EDIT
    I just found this on the Mozilla support site...

    Hi thanks in advance for help. Motorola RAZR I (XT890) Android 4.0.4 No modifications Tried download from google play and mozilla site on each time get downloading then a package invalid error. Says app compatible with my t-mobile XT890

    Any suggestion?

    Chosen solution by kbrosnan
    The Motorola Razr I is a Intel based phone. Firefox for Android only currently works with ARM based phones.

    We are working on making Firefox for Android to work with Intel Android phones.
    Last edited by janner43; 05-05-2013 at 10:48 AM.

    PLEASE Search for existing threads before posting a new one. Thanks.

    Your opinion matters. But should you disagree - please try not to be disagreeable

    Forum guide - here ~~ T100 FAQs - here ~~ Cold boot - here

    Adobe Flash Player & Browser Guide here

    Master Help Guide - here ~~ FAQ malware - here ~~ FAQ e-reading - here
    Mobile OS devices personal pantheon...
    ANDROID: Doogee DG310; SGS; Huawei Y300; Motoroloa Xoom 2ME; Razr; Defy Mini; CnM Touchpad II;
    Asus TF101; Lenovo A1; Samsung Tab 2 7.0
    APPLE: iPhone 4s; iPhone 5c; iPhone 6; iPhone 7; iPad 3; iPad Mini 2; iPad Air 2 64gb
    CHROMEBOOK: HP 14-Q010sa Celeron 14 Inch 4GB 16GB Chromebook - White.

  4. #4
    Rescue Squad
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    41525
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Tablet
    VivoTab Note 8
    Posts
    981
    Liked
    233 times
    Quote Originally Posted by janner43 View Post
    Sorry to question Jeffrey here, but the Intel CPU does have compatibility issues with various Android apps - although not as many as might have been the case if Google hadn't put quite a bit of work into development work on Android itself to make it compatible with the Intel CPU.
    Well, it may be a little late to mention this but its not just Google... as Intel also employs a Binary Translation layer with these ATOM SoCs... Though Google did help Intel with it as well...



    The binary translation layer helps but isn't 100% effective... Just like you can't run all Windows apps under WINE for Linux for example... So Intel only claims about a little more than 90% compatibility with all Android apps, thanks to the fact most Android apps are hardware agnostic and the remaining can be supported under binary translation for varying degrees... The remaining native apps with issues that are either too buggy or won't run at all can either require a minor or major modification to work under x86...

    Fortunately, support has been improving since they first released Medfield and there are far fewer apps now that aren't supported compared to then and it's steadily improving as time passes...

    Note that it's still preferable for all native apps to be re-optimized for x86 because there is a performance hit with any form of emulation... and it doesn't look like Medfield supports any features like hardware support for virtualization and the Z2420 in the Fonepad is a Medfield SoC...

    Too bad Asus didn't use the updated Clover Trail+, not only does it provide more than double the performance that rivals even the S4 but it also provides hardware virtualization support and that would have reduced the hit caused by using Binary Translation and the additional performance might have helped more apps function...

    Someone for example did a test with the Fonepad, running the same game demo app but one version x86 optimized and the other running on binary translation... the x86 version managed about 54fps... while the one running under binary translation was down to about 35fps... So the difference can easily be between smooth and laggy, depending on how the app is being run...

    As for Firefox... They stated they were working on it back in Novemeber... doesn't look like they finished yet but you could try it out...

    Mark Finkle?s Weblog Firefox for Android: Running on Android x86

    Or you can try to side load the latest official version and see if it works...

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Asus fonepad video
    By Swipe in forum ASUS fonepad
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-22-2013, 11:31 AM
  2. Welcome to the fonepad Forum!
    By Frederuco in forum ASUS fonepad
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-18-2013, 01:46 PM
  3. FonePad Release - Europe this month
    By Swipe in forum ASUS fonepad
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-28-2013, 05:49 AM
  4. Another Asus fonepad promo video
    By Swipe in forum ASUS fonepad
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-03-2013, 01:41 PM
  5. Rumored 7" FonePad
    By Mickeylittle in forum ASUS Padfone
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-20-2013, 12:18 PM

Search tags for this page

adobe flash player for asus fonepad
,

asus fonepad flash player

,
asus fonepad flash player install
,

firefox fonepad

,
firefox for asus fonepad
,
flash player asus fonepad
,

flash player for asus fonepad

,
flash player for fonepad
,

fonepad firefox

,

fonepad flash player

,
fonepad forum
,

fonepad problem

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2021 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:20 AM.