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Workplace on the Android

| 31.10.2015

The necessary “iron»


Windows via the Android

When people talk about the workplace, usually involve a PC running Windows. This operating system does solve a huge range of challenges, however, first of all, she paid, and secondly, the devices based on it, as a rule, more expensive than on Android. And, as if realizing this, the green robot more boldly goes beyond mobile use.

Required “iron»

To begin, of course, with hardware. Immediately determine: we need a device running Android 4.0 or fresher, because it is the version Ice Cream Sandwich first adapted to work not only on cell phones.

Option 1 Monitor with built-in Android

Before us, in fact, a candy bar that can serve in monitor mode. For example, within the ViewSonic VSD220 installed dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430, 1 GB RAM and 32 GB of permanent storage. Of course, there is a module Wi-Fi, but the main thing – Port Ethernet, which is for an office PC is a must. Keyboard, mouse and other peripherals can be connected to the USB-ports, or via Bluetooth. Pros solutions: the big screen, connect peripherals, the network port. Cons: hard to find on sale, and the selection is small.


Option 2. The so-called stick

Such devices (as on Windows, and on Android) market is full. Inserts it into the HDMI-port of the monitor, connect the power supply, mouse with Claudia – here’s a full-fledged workstation. On the one hand, sticks provide greater freedom of choice – can be connected to any monitor or TV to the appropriate port. On the other – the USB ports one, two and miscalculated, and the wired network interface no. As a consequence, it is necessary to use a USB-hub, or connect peripherals via Bluetooth. Basically, these devices offer noneym companies. Offhand call Tronsmart CX-919 and iPazzPort Mini Android PC.


Option 3 Tablet

Those who lack a ten screen, have the right to build a workplace and based on the tablet. Almost all the latest models support the use of USB On-The-Go: that is, the micro USB port, you can connect the adapter to the same USB-hub with which to make friends and the keyboard and mouse. Note that a separate connector for charging. If in the normal case it is more convenient to have everything done at micro USB, then, if you build desktop computer on the basis of the tablet is better that the power adapter has its own entrance.


Pros solutions – a built-in battery and the ability to take your PC with you at any time. Cons – small screen and limited ability to connect external devices. Note manufacturers have already started to make a docking station, which is firmly connected to the plate (for example, ASUS ZenPad 10). In fact, you get a notebook based on OS Android (but the decision comes cheap).


With the device determines, go to the nuances of working in an environment of mobile OS. Immediately, I note: it is much more convenient rodent and keyboard rather than a touch input. However, few people know the key combination, operating in Android, and a lot of them (see. Box), many in common with those used in Windows. Habituation of course necessary, but still less than the transition to Mack.

As for the software, then, in spite of thousands of apps in the Google Play, it must be recognized that serious programs for Android is almost not. But there is the official version of Microsoft Office, free of charge for the green robot. However, if desired, easily find other alternatives.

Windows via the Android

Because of the specialized software for Android cat laugh, you can go to the trick. Set in a company server on Windows, it To install the necessary software, distributed to each employee account and using their devices they are connected to him by RDP. The number of users supported depends on the power of the server and its operating system.

As you can see, if you think outside the box, as the workplace can accommodate different devices. If the programs required under the platform does not, then it is easy to get around the restriction.

Box. Keyboard shortcuts in OS Android

Win + Esc – home.

Ctrl + Esc – a context menu.

Esc – back.

Ctrl + Alt + Del – Restart.

Alt + Tab – switch between applications.

Ctrl + Space – change layouts.

Win + Space – search.

Ctrl + P – setting.

Ctrl + M – control of installed applications.

Win + E – write a letter.

Win + P – music player.

Win + A – Calculator.

Win + L – calendar.

Win + C – contacts.

Ctrl + W – choice of wallpaper.

Win + B – to open the browser.

Win + M – maps Google.

Author: Andrei Vinogradov

Tags: workplace, Android

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