On 2018-05-27 16:04, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 26/05/18 10:18 AM, Markus Egg wrote:
For example, one of the issues we see often discussed
here is the suspension of
a laptop when the lid is closed and its restoration then the lid is opened
again. With my tablet and its cover, that 'just works'.
I don't think Android tablets suspend the same way as a Linux laptop
does. The tablet remains fully running, with the desktop stopped, blank,
foreground tasks told to stop. It can actually drain the entire battery
in a morning, with an app that is ill behaved. "pocket" does that in one
of my tablets: it tries to download all the pages in the background
(using wifi), fails, tries again, fails, tries again... and when I open
the tablet, the battery is dead. The tablet is not clever enough to kill
a background app if it sees it stuck and draining the battery.
On another tablet there is a choice of what to do when closing the
"lid". It can fully kill the network or not, for instance.
My tablet kills the network but not the entire time. It can sync
calendar events and thus sound a bell at the appropriate time.
Thus the tablets do not suspend on lid close.
The bluetooth keyboard
'just works'; the usb keyboard 'just works'. I borrowed a usb
controller from a
friend's XBox and loaded a flight simulator and it 'just worked'. I
remote X program and linked to my PC over Wifi and read my mail using the view
into Thunderbird, the tablet being a X-terminal, and it 'just worked'.
All works, provided the tablet manufacturer did a good job.
Often I try to install things and it works on one tablet and refuses to
install on another. So not everything works. And they get all kind of
Look, the other day a friend wanted to get some songs for use on the kid
school where she works. She was too fast, pressed somewhere on her
Android phone, and got subscribed instantly to a pay service, 3.5€/week
(to be charged on her ISP phone bill). The discontinuation procedure
failed. She had to phone her ISP customer service and have them
discontinue that pay service, after half an hour on the phone. She will
have to pay only one week if they did that correctly.
So yes, things work.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)