Beware of Andy

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  1. madtablet

    madtablet New Member

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    I installed Andy the android emulator last night. Fan went into 4th gear and I decided to quit the application and put the SP3 (i5) to sleep.

    Woke up this morning, fan blowing like superman extinguishing fire and sounding like a jet engine. Not only was the SP3 hot as hell but so was everything underneath it. Immediately uninstalled Andy, rebooted and then shut down. Hopefully no more problems.
     
  2. ctitanic

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    Android emulators or virtual machines are heavy. All of them will make yours SP3 run hot.
     
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    You aren't the first to warn about Andy.
     
  4. kundas1

    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    wow thanks for the heads up, will definitely avoid this...
     
  5. Billy64

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    Yes I removed Andy too. Now I use Bluestacks which is working perfectly fine on SP3. (I think they improved the version because it was not so good a couple of months ago)
     
  6. enthuz

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    If that is true can you (or anyone with it) compare it with the latest version of DuoOS?
     
  7. Billy64

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    I'll try DuoOS but actually for testing because I am fully satisfied with Bluestacks
     
  8. Scott Wells

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    I'm using Duos on my SP3 and am very happy with it.
     
  9. kundas1

    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was also using DuOS and it ran very good, just didn't use android enough to justify paying the $10 after the trial period...
     
  10. enthuz

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    I ask, because I tried Bluestacks awhile ago, but it possessed my setup, so I had to exorcise it immediately. If Bluestacks is much more stable now, then like @kundas1 stated, it would eliminate the need to pay the fee.
     
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    Kicked Android & the Google clan out of my house a couple years ago and I sure wouldn't want to invite them back. I think the only thing Google is good for is searching for something.
     
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    But the problem is that Bluestacks is not free anymore .... 24$/year Except if you accept to download commercial... .
    Finally I paid because it works well, I daily use Ultimate Guitar, Google Books, and often Alpinequest Android apps
     

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