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Drewe | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 6 2015 3:23 AM

Hey all - is anyone using an Android emulator on Windows 10? I've just sold my Android tablet (to get a windows 2 in 1 - Dell 7350), and will miss the 'plain reading' mode of the app (though ready to get all my resources and searches! yay!)

So, is anyone using an android emulator to get the android app? I'm guessing since we have heard nada about the win10 app....

Thanks :D

Drewe

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 7 2015 3:00 PM

You might take a look at Genymotion: https://www.genymotion.com .

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Drewe | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 1:00 AM

Wowzer, that's expensive! For someone using it for one app anyhow...

I tried Andy (not bad - but way too slow too boot and way too many resources to leave running), and amiduos (couldn't get it working - seems their servers have a problem, their forums full of complaints). Oh well, worth the try!

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 2:48 AM

Some people are reporting success with chrome browser as a platform for running the Logos android app using ARC Welder... try searching the forums here for it.

גַּם־חֹשֶׁךְ֮ לֹֽא־יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ וְ֭לַיְלָה כַּיּ֣וֹם יָאִ֑יר כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה כָּאוֹרָֽה

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 2:55 AM

Drewe:
Wowzer, that's expensive! For someone using it for one app anyhow...

Genymotion is free for personal use and works with at least a million apps. Did you download it and try it out?

 https://www.genymotion.com/#!/download 

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Drewe | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 2:57 AM

I must have missed that - it only offered me $12 a month... I'll look again!

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Drewe | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 3:02 AM

I'll give it a go when Chrome starts working again - thanks! (Chrome gets random no internet - everything else works - and i've been an IT guy for 25 years!!)

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 3:03 AM

John Goodman:

Some people are reporting success with chrome browser as a platform for running the Logos android app using ARC Welder... try searching the forums here for it.

The Chrome Browser (that I'm using right now on my iMac to type this) is different than a Chrome Book that requires using something like the ARC Welder to run our Android apps.

Genymotion runs on both Windows and OS X, is free, and can run thousand of Android apps.

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 3:05 AM

Drewe:

I'll give it a go when Chrome starts working again - thanks! (Chrome gets random no internet - everything else works - and i've been an IT guy for 25 years!!)

Firefox?

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Drewe | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 3:22 AM

Firefox works fine - as does edge. Just not Chrome. Did this on an old PC but reinstall fixed - I've been on chrome since early beta!

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 4:05 AM

If your goal is to run Faithlife apps in an Android emulator on Windows 10, I recommended trying Genymotion.  Genymotion has always (to my knowledge) had a free version.  

You can use any web browser that works on your system to download it from https://www.genymotion.com/#!/download .

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2015 5:23 PM

Kevin Byford (Faithlife):

If your goal is to run Faithlife apps in an Android emulator on Windows 10, I recommended trying Genymotion.  Genymotion has always (to my knowledge) had a free version.  

You can use any web browser that works on your system to download it from https://www.genymotion.com/#!/download .

This looks like something to try out. However, my Windows tab is 32-bit, and this link for genymotion says it needs 64-bit. Any suggestions?

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 11:08 AM

Sean:
This looks like something to try out. However, my Windows tab is 32-bit, and this link for genymotion says it needs 64-bit. Any suggestions?

That is also my problem. My Lenovo Yoga 2 is running 32bit version of Windows, although the system says it supports 64bit. 

Bohuslav

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 11:56 AM

Look at the requirements again 32bit Windows OS versions are supported but the CPU does need to be 64bit. Perhaps more problematic is the requirement of a dedicaded GPU - often such hardware though listed as a requirement is not absolutely necessary.

Genymotion system requirements for Windows platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10 (32/64 bit).
  • 64 bit CPU, with VT-x or AMD-V capability, enabled in BIOS settings
  • Recent and dedicaded GPU
  • 400 MB disk space
  • 2GB RAM

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 1:44 PM

JAL:
Recent and dedicaded GPU

Thank you for that info. Yes, my problem will be dedicated GPU. I will see.

Bohuslav

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Drewe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 2:18 PM

i gave them all a run - I have a dell 7350, 4g ram, 64bit. For testing use they would be fine  but for casual use (I want for reading - the windows full app is not so good!), it uses way too many resources - basically takes over my machine (RAM limitation). Oh well, worth a try!

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2015 11:31 AM

Drewe:

i gave them all a run - I have a dell 7350, 4g ram, 64bit. For testing use they would be fine  but for casual use (I want for reading - the windows full app is not so good!), it uses way too many resources - basically takes over my machine (RAM limitation). Oh well, worth a try!

My conclusion is the same. All worked but very long time to get to simple reading and also after switching to other programs on my tablet messed up whole thing. It is not the way. Universal App is the way. Or full Logos program with much better touch friendly features. 

Bohuslav

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 13 2015 12:55 AM

Drewe:

For testing use they would be fine  but for casual use... it uses way too many resources... Oh well, worth a try!

Bohuslav Wojnar:
My conclusion is the same.

Thank you both for making the effort and reporting your findings.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 13 2015 2:32 AM

I remember a post from someone who setup an emulator and used the iOS app successfully, searched but couldn't find the post I was thinking of.

Anyone tried this with good results?

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 13 2015 2:45 AM

JAL:

I remember a post from someone who setup an emulator and used the iOS app successfully, searched but couldn't find the post I was thinking of.

Anyone tried this with good results?

Apple doesn't allow Faithlife (or any other software vendor) to distribute iOS apps to run in emulators.

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