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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:48 
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Re: Play Store on Chrome, I have no idea at all if that's a thing. But the Play Store on ChromeOS definitely is. I think all new Chromebooks, and most from the last few years, can now install apps from the Play Store.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:59 
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Yeah I think it's still a beta feature, at least on some devices.

Older apps have issues with things like not being able to resize the window, not having a landscape mode, or not accepting keyboard inputs properly, but apps released for the newer versions of android have support for that sort of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 
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I think - and hopefully someone is here to tell me if I'm wrong - but I think that you've been able to use a mouse and/or keyboard with Android for aaaaages. Like since the G1 (which, of course, actually had both of those things (well, a trackball)).

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:24 
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It appears to still be true:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-con ... -keyboard/
https://www.howtogeek.com/164783/how-to ... or-tablet/

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
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You can with Windows Phone too. One of the features of the Lumina range was that you could use it with the continuum dock which gave you an almost full Windows experience, through your phone but on the telly.

It also worked with the Amazon fire stick wirelessly which was ace.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
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I think - and hopefully someone is here to tell me if I'm wrong - but I think that you've been able to use a mouse and/or keyboard with Android for aaaaages.


It's certainly been a thing since at least the days of the OG Galaxy Note, though at that point I'm not sure if the drivers were baked into Android or a Samsung addition.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:45 
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You can with Windows Phone too. One of the features of the Lumina range was that you could use it with the continuum dock which gave you an almost full Windows experience, through your phone but on the telly.

It also worked with the Amazon fire stick wirelessly which was ace.

Sounds ace! You should get one!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Phone 7
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:55 
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Keyboard and mouse support is one thing, but when it was initially added to android it was fairly basic. There was no right click, no scrollwheel support, no selecting text with a cursor, because it was mostly just emulating a tap on the screen.

They have since added support for most of the functionality you'd expect from a mouse/cursor combination.


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