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Message 2892 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 1:25:23 UTC

Berkeley released Android version of BOINC 7.2.39 which now supports x86 processors. Since more devices and virtual machines may start using Android as a platform, it would be nice to have a working app.

AMD will be adding ARM processors to Opterons http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-to-accelerate-2014jan28.aspx in servers soon that will also support 64bit. It is only a matter of time before there is a 64 bit version of Android. Many may find this as an attractive option over other Linux installs. BOINC updates much easier in Android and can do so automatically.

I currently have Android 4.2 in a VM for testing and can confirm BOINC installed just fine as intended.

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Message 2922 - Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 20:01:40 UTC

BOINC updates on Linux with no effort whatsoever, and uses the native kernel directly. Android is not an easier option by any strange stretch of the imagination.

The only use for the Android client is if you're unfortunate enough to be stuck with Android, and then the code simply runs natively on the Linux kernel. Android is pointless junk that is not needed for something like BOINC, and only necessary if Android has already been installed for control.

I've had Enigma@Home running on an old Android phone for months and it works fine. Of course it runs Debian ARM and controlled via the network.

The Android app refuses to respond via the network thanks to the so-called programmers at Berkeley who ignore every single person who does the testing for them.
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Message 2924 - Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 2:18:40 UTC

Tell us how you really feel :P
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Message 3826 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 13:57:46 UTC
Last modified: 2 Jan 2016, 14:05:36 UTC

I'm going to buy an Asus ZenFone Zoom (Intel Atom CPU at 2.5 GHz) so I'd like to know if you will create a version of Enigma@Home compatible with x86 Android devices.
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