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Message 112629 - Posted: 19 Jun 2013, 11:09:25 UTC

Dear volunteers,

We would like to forward a request from BOINC development:

Currently support for the Android platform is being added to the official BOINC code base and a BOINC manager & client app is now available via the Google Play Store to registered beta testers. All you need to do is to join the Google Group boinc-android-testing, using the same email address that is associated with your Google Play Store account. The group is open to all who wish to test BOINC on Android. More details are explained in the group's forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/boinc-android-testing

Once you have downloaded this app, you should attach to at least one, better several projects that already offer Android science applications, one of them is Albert@Home.

Feedback is welcome, please send bug reports, but also reports about working phone models, and other relevant comments to boinc-android-testing[at]googlegroups.com .
(Reports about problems that are not related to the BOINC client itself but clearly related to the science app should as usually be posted in the forum of the respective project, e.g. here at Albert@Home.)

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Message 112636 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 14:48:37 UTC

OK, joined with one device right now.
Also my nexus 7 was running neon apps before (when running native boing) I got two single dm's (without neon) now.

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Message 112638 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 14:56:32 UTC

BE WARNED!!

The Android devices run much hotter when using BOINC insted of native Boinc!
I changed setting to use one cpu only now.
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Message 112662 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 17:59:36 UTC

Have been running Boinc on my Acer Iconia for 3 days now. Had one problem reported to boinc-android-testing[at]googlegroups.com that was fixed the same day. Has been running fine ever since.

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Message 112667 - Posted: 30 Jun 2013, 20:34:54 UTC
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Running successfully on Nexus 7 Tablet.

Like Native BOINC that I used previously, drains the power even with charger plugged in, so limited to 1 core if want to run for more than a day at a time.

The next Nexus tablet I hear will have a more power efficient CPU, so that will be good!
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Message 112670 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 19:42:30 UTC

Is there a chance to see the android apps @ Einstein in the near future?

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Message 112675 - Posted: 7 Jul 2013, 11:58:11 UTC

Hi
i have attached boinc to my little allwinner a13 tablet
seems to be working ok
had a albert w/u but had to abort as kept resetting time after a few mins

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Message 112677 - Posted: 8 Jul 2013, 12:43:26 UTC - in response to Message 112638.

BE WARNED!!

The Android devices run much hotter when using BOINC insted of native Boinc!
I changed setting to use one cpu only now.

Interestingly my phone (LG P880) seems to be less hot than with NativeBoinc.
Might be that since I now can turn off the screen without stopping the calculations, the processor slows down (or the hotness before was merely the screen illumination?).

(Of course, it's only been one day now, and it's just MY phone I can speak for. Just adding another anecdote without any data :-)

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Message 112678 - Posted: 8 Jul 2013, 14:20:27 UTC - in response to Message 112675.
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had a albert w/u but had to abort as kept resetting time after a few mins

The only Wu you're aborted is a Gravitational Wave S6 Directed Search (CasA) v1.05 (SSE2) task on your Windows XP host, not your Android host:

Task 971844

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Message 112680 - Posted: 9 Jul 2013, 4:13:08 UTC

Possible problem with Albert WUs on Android Boinc 7.2.1 (using LG P880, stock android 4.0.3): won't up or download.

Two WUs finished processing but won't upload. New WUs have been requested (and are shown in the client) but aren't downloaded.

Message in transfer tab says only "Upload: suspended - manually.", but I'm quite sure I didn't suspend any transfers.

Client bug or project? Previous WUs on this device but using NativeBoinc were fine.

(Also posted in official Boinc group, in case it's a client bug, which I suspect.)

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Message 112681 - Posted: 9 Jul 2013, 7:00:48 UTC - in response to Message 112680.

Everything's fine now.

Apparently it was a bug in 7.2.0 - didn't fix itself in 7.2.1 , but when I manually told it to suspend and resume, everything was fine.

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Message 112717 - Posted: 7 Aug 2013, 19:24:40 UTC

are there tasks available at the moment?

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