Edited by startagl at Wed Apr 15, 2015 22:16 |
I have managed to download, burn and use the Android For BananaPro v1503 image. If you search the forums for my user name you can see some of the issues and resolution (if any) I have had. This thread is to talk about my use of the image software.
Overall the software works great. It has been running non stop for about 2 days as of this post. I was not able to connect to my wireless network using the built in wifi adapter on the Banana Pro so I am using an external USB powered gaming adapater (TP Link TL-WR702N). I am powering it off the Banana Pro USB and hard wire into the ethernet port.
I have installed the following software from the Play Store.
- Netflix (runs but freezes and no sound)
- Amazon Music (runs no problem)
- Pandora (runs no problem)
- TuneIn Radio (runs no problem)
- Koi Live Wallpaper (runs no problem)
- Gmail (came preinstalled) (runs no problem)
I could not find Crackle, or Amazon Instant Video in the Play Store for download. I am sure it is being excluded based on the Android version that is being reported because both of these applications are available for my Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
I hope the future brings more updates for Netflix, and Amazon Prime, and the other missing applications. As of now I am impressed with the over all speed of the Banana Pro and its functionality. My ultimate reason for purchasing the Banana Pro is to have a HTPC using Kodi, and to run the other applications listed in this post. As well as keep a grocery list, and other such things to "automate" my living room. It would also be great! if I could use a ZWave USB or other add on board to run ZWave devices at the same time as the other software.
I am also looking for a screen saver application if anyone has any ideas. While playing music for hours it would be nice to have a screen saver and avoid burn in.
Thank you. Please post replies if I can help anyone.