Quote:Kindles aren't backlit so you shouldn't have any issues with it from that perspective.
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Celestron Omni XLT 102ED • Celestron CPC‑800 GPS • Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian
"Relax, don't worry! Have a homebrew!" - Charlie Papazian
Quote:Somebody, quick, try it out and of course let the rest of us know if we should buy it!
I have more money than brains. And I haven't got that much money. WB4RJK Astronomy is looking up! http://www.farrout.org
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:I'm a techie but I prefer a red light and the book. If it displays properly the paper white with red light sounds ideal.
I've read recently that sky safari (which does have night mode as mentiioned) will not run on a Kindle fire.,, (although I suppose it should if rooted as mentioned.)
I just like the book myself when outside.. And not terribly worried if it gets Dewey
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
Quote:the reason it won't run on a stock kindle fire is because the kindle fire out of the box is a heavily modified android tablet. you root it and replace its software with standard android tablet software
Quote:Anybody know if this will work on the Blackberry Playbook?
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
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Quote:Got the wife a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1" for christmas. It has Android Ice Cream Sandwich on it. Will it run these programs?
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