Bluestacks on the Slate

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  1. Flaco05

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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Bluestacks runs fine on the Slate. There is a thread on it here if you dig around. The problem is that Bluestacks doesn't have any apps worth trying. There is also a thread on running ICS on the slate which sounds more interesting.
     
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    I found one app that is worth running on the bluestack: Mantano reader. It reads epub and allows all kind of annotation (including freehand). It also provides cloud sync so you can keep your annotaions in your android phone in sync with the mantano in the slate.

    It is just amazing that there really isn't any good epub reader with decent annotation capabilities for windows...


     
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    Actually, the drag race game is not that bad either.:D Seems like a lot of effort to run 1 or 2 decent apps.
     
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    Angry Birds won't run!

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    Only a hobbled version of Bluestacks can be installed on the Slate due to the "absence of high performance graphics." Is this a driver issue or a hardware issue? This is just shocking to me. I can run angry birds in an underpowered b&w Nook simple touch for chrissakes....
     
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    There is a whole thread on it ... the Intel GMA 500 graphics does not support Open GL 2.0.:mad:
     
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    Thanks Bronsky. So there is no workaround? How is it that a much inferior hardware platform (Nook Simple Touch) is able to handle this? Would other games run?
     
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    Flaco05 - the GMA 500 is actually at its core the same video card as on the iPad and many Android Devices, the issue is with the Intel Driver Set...
     
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    OK, I understand, thanks. So if Intel updated the drivers, the issue would be solved?
     
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