Einstein Apple Newton Emulator on Android
The Einstein NewtonOS emulator was updated for Android recently, and I couldn’t wait to get home from work to try it out. I had the older version on my HP Touchpad, and it was too pokey to be of much use. I was really hoping for some performance enhancements.
Got home and installed it. It works very well on my 32GB HP Touchpad. I’m running the latest CM9 nightly from 12/30. Sadly, I have no sound (oops, I broke my sound when I , or any way to adjust the resolution (but I can’t remember if the latter was an iOS-only feature).
Regardless, it was very speedy. It boots much faster than I remember my original 2100 being able to do. Outside of that, it seems to match the 2100’s speed in many areas: both the fast and slow ones. Writing on it is enjoyable, and it isn’t sluggish. I took notes at work today exclusively using Newton’s notes, and it didn’t hinder my work at all.
Adding the green backlight was a nice touch. It’d be nice to be able to control it so that I can always keep it on if I chose to (it really is a nice shade of green), but its not that important. What is important is this: this is the closest I’ve gotten to using a Newton since I reluctantly sold my 2100 for rent money years ago.