[NTLK] Awesome Einstein Device

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Fri Nov 18 03:59:29 EST 2011

On 18.11.2011, at 01:29, Joseph Reilly wrote:

> Matthias,
> With all this talk about einstein on android stuff what do you think the lowest workable device might be? You mention a nook color on your site but I was thinking of trying it on an lg optimus v or possibly the htc wildfire s if I can get my paws on one on blackfriday (they seem to both be the same cpu/gpu combo but the lg is 2.2 and the htc is 2.3). Finding a BF sale on the moto triumph would be ideal as I'm guessing that would run einstien pretty well but so far none of the early flyers have the triumph on sale. Thanks for your awesome work on this.
> Joe Reilly 

Einstein emulation is relatively slow. On a single CPU system, handwriting recognition will be pretty terrible. It feels like a Newton in a honey jar ;-) . The second CPU of the Galaxy Note (and most other modern Android devices) makes pen usage bearable.  Still this is no true replacement for our old hardware yet.

I will be working on better integrating Einstein for Android (sleep mode, network, package installation) as I have some time around the holidays. After that, I will be optimizing the MMU emulation which should get us a 30% speed improvement, maybe more. After that, we can optimize the heck out of Einstein, replacing emulated code with native code. At that point, even the slowest Android device will do! I just wish I had more time to implement that.

 - Matthias

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