[NTLK] Einstein, Android, new Hardware, old Hardware

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Thu Dec 1 13:46:20 EST 2011

Very nice analogy, Frank! I think that's an excellent way to understand the process.


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On Dec 1, 2011, at 6:09 AM, "Frank Gruendel" <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> The Einstein app is a skyscraper filled to the brim with C++ Code that
> contains your Newton's OS. Next to it is a dog kennel that contains Android
> java code. Between the two is a software called the Android NDK (Native
> Developer Kit), which paves a road between the two, thus enabling them to
> talk to each other. As long as the Android NDK works on earlier versions,
> Einstein will most likely work on these versions, too.
> Currently, the dog kennel's main job is taking care of preliminary issues
> like setting the preferred screen size, telling Android how much memory it
> may use for running Einstein, making sure that the Newton ROM file is where
> the gremlins in the skyscraper expect it to be, and other stuff. After that,
> all it does is shout "Go!" at the skyscraper.

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