No Android support??

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js_playground
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No Android support??

Post by js_playground » Thu May 06, 2021 11:23 pm

Hi, I'm John a 70YO wannabe piano player.

I have been doing some lessons for the past 2 years but unfortunately with the COVID the past 15 month the lessons have been on line so I thought I better see what else is available.

One of my granddaughters has done some lesson here from what I understand and so I had a look.

To my HORROR :o and surprise :? the Android platform is not supported by Playground? Apple stuff is a no no for me and I don't want my Windows laptop near my keyboard.

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sw1tch73ch
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Re: No Android support??

Post by sw1tch73ch » Sat May 08, 2021 9:01 am

There was an Android version of the app early on. Sadly, the Android platform is so scattered it was impossible to support, some Android devices failed to run at all, others were so slow as to be unusable, and only a few actually worked well enough (not that any were actually great). Android has come a long way since then, so I expect the Playground Folks will try again once the new "3rd Gen" (or which ever generation it is) is running on the other platforms.

The challenge with Android is there is no way short of buying a very new High End Tablet to have a hope of running a MIDI program in "real time" - or at least that was how it was a few years ago. Maybe it is better now, and maybe the new platform will run on Android better than the previous build environment.
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