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Krbjmpr
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Post New Torque Pro on Old Tablet
on: July 19, 2018 (GMT)

Edit: This is a moot point as Google Play changes requirements beginnibg this Aug 2018, older API not supported anymore. /edit

Would like to try and resurrect an HTC Flyer as an in-dash tablet for torque, as well as have a dedicated media storage.
Flyer is currently 2.3.4 Gingerbread, might be able to update it to 3.2 HoneyComb, but no further.

My questions are these:
1) Installed market is way old, only a smidgeon of apps are available. Yes, the app store is called Market, not Play Store. Will the current (Gingerbread / Honeycomb) google apps APIs be sufficient for Torque Pro?

2) If #1 is positive, would I be able to sideload Torque onto the tablet? There won’t be a constant data connection, only when I plug into the dongle (onboard WiFi will be disabled, flaky).

3) Will license verification work through the old market / google apis?

4) Should I just spent the and find a cheap 7″ tablet?

Main reason I want to use the flyer is that the aluminum case acts like a massive heat sink, I have yet to have the darn thing overheat even when too hot to hold and screen has turned black.

Sheldon

Journeyman Electronics Tech, Master RV Tech
2011 Ford F150 XLT Texas w/ Coyote 5.0
2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 w/ 5.7 iForce

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