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Old 03-28-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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Durametric on Android Tablet ?

Will this work and if so can you tell me how you are doing this ?

I used a USB adapter this afternoon after downloading the software and the tabled just reported "Unable to open this program "

it would sure be a lot handier than a laptop

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The software is designed to work with Windows. Maybe with a Windows emulator, but I doubt it.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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Main reason I haven't bought it is that I don't have any windows computers, wonder if it works in WINE?
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Probably a slate book or similar type computer that runs regular windows would work.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:41 PM   #5
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Won't work went to durametric site below are the software requirements would work on a windows 10 tablet PC:

System Requirements
Version 6 system requirements differ from version 5...
Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, and Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit versions)
1.8 GHz Pentium-class, dual-core processor or faster (ARM processor such as on Windows Surface using WinRT not supported)
1 GB Memory (RAM)
1 GB available disk space
Available USB port
Internet connection (for installation and updates)
Screen resolution of 800x600 or greater
Enable Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5.1 (?). Version 4 not supported. Free download for XP and Vista.
Adobe® Acrobat Reader (for viewing and printing documentation)
Durametric 2nd-generation cable (?)
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I currently use a Motion Computing J3500 tablet when running the Durametric software. It's a beast of a Windows tablet - Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, SSD, etc. WAY overkill. Only downside is that the one I have is pen driven (they do make a finger touch version).

I feel kinda like I'm Dr Rodney McKay from Stargate Atlantis when I have it hooked into the car. LOL

I also run the Durametric software on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (old, slow netbook). I didn't think it would work because of the Atom processor, but it actually ran fine. The netbook takes up very little space and I stow it behind the passenger seat when I take the car out for longer day trips.

Both machines are running Windows 7 Pro (I have Windows 10, but still prefer 7)...
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If anyone talks to Durametric, tell them I’ll help them transition to running on iOS, Android, and Windows through the use of Xamarin. I have a great deal of professional experience with this. Since Durametric is .NET based, it’s a natural fit.

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You volunteering to support it too?
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I feel kinda like I'm Dr Rodney McKay from Stargate Atlantis when I have it hooked into the car. LOL
Obscure reference but being a Stargate Atlantis fan I can easily picture this!
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If anyone talks to Durametric, tell them I’ll help them transition to running on iOS, Android, and Windows through the use of Xamarin. I have a great deal of experience with this. Since Durametric is .NET based, it’s a natural fit.
Being a iMac and iPad guy I would love to see this.
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Virtualized my MacBook; installed Windows on VM, Durametric runs perfectly there...lot of effort though...would love to see a MacBook version.
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I don't have durametric, and have no plans for getting it. BUT, I do have a Toyota program & cable for my Prius--it's a Chinese clone program (which means it's pirated.) It's easiest to use on Win XP computers--obsolete by at least 5 years. Which means that one can get really nice, clean restored laptops or netbooks for practically nothing. I paid $35 for mine and found it on Craigslist. It is from the "It's a Dell, dude." era.

It doesn't connect to the internet (no wifi adaptor.) So it's isolated, immune to internet born viruses, etc., and never needs to be upgraded.

If ever I come across someone who's practically giving away durametric and an OBD cable, I'll install it on my good old XP laptop. Apple stuff & Android are wonderful, but I wouldn't go to the trouble with old netbooks available.
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Obscure reference but being a Stargate Atlantis fan I can easily picture this!
Way back I had it running on my Motion M1400 tablet (a Stargate Atlantis prop running the show software autographed by David Hewlett). Ran ok as long as I was running Win XP (not so much when I ran it with Win 7)... s..l..o..w...

(damn I have a lot of PCs...)
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You volunteering to support it too?
I am offering to help them put Durametric on computing devices people commonly carry around.
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Being a iMac and iPad guy I would love to see this.
I would love to see it too!!
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I run DURAMETRIC on a $95.00 Windows 10 8 inch INSIGNIA tablet.

works great.

Here is another choice from eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-NuVision-8-Full-HD-Tablet-Atom-x5-Z8300-Quad-Core-2GB-RAM-32GB-SSD-WIn10/232288976190?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CA SSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D50687%26meid%3D8237787ba627 4df6abbe6d8d210a4e6f%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt %3D1%26%26itm%3D232288976190&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226
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Thanks

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What about a double din Android based head unit running a virtual Windows with the Durametric always connected so you could access it whenever needed? That would be cool.
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I am offering to help them put Durametric on computing devices people commonly carry around.
Sounds great, you can get in touch with them below...

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I run the Durametric software on my macbook air. I just use the boot camp utility and boot it up into Windows 10. The old Windows laptop I had died, and I just like macs better.
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