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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by kirkeric, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. kirkeric

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    Hello,

    I read through some of the posts and not finding my answer. I just bought this little Nexus 8 with Android Lollipop after first checking the app on my android phone (which works). I was surprised to go to the app store and it said the app is not compatible and says "designed for phones".

    The only reason I bought the tablet was for a larger screen which seemed to be in about every tutorial I've come across.

    What am I doing wrong here? Just got my Phantom 3 Pro, updated the firmware on it and RC.

    Appreciate any help.

    Eric
     
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    If you cannot install it from the app store, then you'll need to sideload the DJI GO APK from here.
     
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  4. kirkeric

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    Thanks, spectacular timing. So, never heard the term side load. What is that? Save it on an SD card and run?

     
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    DJI recommends iOS but 'some' Android devices work too. I have an Android Dell tablet it won't work on but all my Apple devices work great.
    I always recommend iOS devices for DJI products. Can you exchange it?
     
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    If you're running a newer OS version, the "Unknown sources" setting will be in "Settings" --> "Security".
     
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    What is a Nexus 8? I thought that was just a rumor and hadn't come out? Where did you get it? I use the Go App on Nexus 10 (too slow to work really) and Nexus 9 (works great). And it works on phones like Nexus 5x but I prefer a tablet. Nexus 10 is a little big anyway. 8 or 9" seems perfect to me.

    I have seen a few apps that don't quite do the capabilities stuff right so don't install on some new devices directly from Play. Read up on sideloading - it's really simple especially if you install a file manager like this one File Manager (File transfer) - Android Apps on Google Play
    A tool like this will help you to start thinking of your phone/tablet as what it actually is: a powerful computer with a filesystem, all open for you to use as you see fit.
     
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  9. kirkeric

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    Thanks. I'm sure they recommend IOS. I just prefer Android and figure, the darn thing should work if they make it for Android. :) But - understand.

    Eric

     
  10. msinger

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    You can find a list of Android devices that are known to work well here.
     
  11. kirkeric

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    The side load procedure worked fine. It's installed and working. About to take her on first flight. I have a Phantom 2 though so not a novice, just never had an interface to see. :)

    Thanks for such quick help to all who replied.

    Eric

     
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    I have used Android from day 1. Not had any issue except a bad cord once.
    I spoke to Litchi developer. He did mention that with Android you just need to make sure there is plenty of ram due to DJIs pull on resources.

    I have yet to see here that DJI recommends IOs over Android.
    DJI GO APP

    • iOS Version v2.4.3. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
      Android Version v2.4.3. Requires Android 4.1.2 or later. Compatible with Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.
      *Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.

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    Thanks!

    Glad I'm not the only Android user. I just tried it and it had pretty good response so I am happy with it and since I got the tablet for one purpose, it should remain at tip top speed.

    It was a bit windy so I will give it another try.

    Eric

     
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    I used a Samsung tab 2 because it was just laying around with nothing to do. The app loaded fine and worked. I decided to reload it clean. Wouldn't install the app. So I side loaded it and all was ok. I only use it for my P3. I talked my wife out of her tab 4. Had the same problem and side loaded that. She will never know
     
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    I use a Tab 4 dedicated just for the P3. Ive also used a Tab 2, Note 5, S5, and S6.