I'm pretty impressed overall. It seems reasonably responsive and connected to my wired network with no problems.
I can't seem to scroll pages in the Browser but it did allow me to download and install APK files from my PC's HTTP Server which side-steps more involved side-loading mechanisms.
The only major issue I
- had, see below
- encountered is it won't run APK's created by MIT App Inventor 2 properly. Those appear as 'black on black' so basically 'nothing there', though the mouse cursor does turn to the usual 'bar' when over text fields. Bringing up the App's menu displays that but in a box which looks like a TV with line scan rates gone to pot and is completely unreadable.
Given everything else they do is working, reading files from servers when they start etc, I guess it's just a display or rendering issue.
Not sure where bugs or issue like this should be reported.
Update: AI2 issue solved:
There now seems to be two different classes of APK which AI2 can create from the Build menu; "App ( save .apk to my computer )" and "App for Google Play ( save .apk to my computer )".
The first targets an older API level so allows running on older phones, but doesn't work with Android 7. The second targets a later API which allows running on Android 7 but not older phones.
I have to recompile my Apps to check they work but it looks promising. A simple test program worked as expected.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!categ ... 1wFQhRIGBE