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Android Tablets - Microsoft Access Compatiblilty

by FicksPlace / February 23, 2011 12:06 AM PST

My business is currently looking at testing out Verizon's Samsung Galaxy tablet, running the Android 2.2 platform. Our business uses a propietary software program based off of Microsoft Access, therefore requiring our technicians to carry around laptops. My question is this - is the Android tablet capable of fully operating Access? If not, is there a tablet out there that does? We're just looking to 'lighten the load' that our techs have to carry around with them going from account to account, and the tablet seemed like a viable option.

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Re: tablets
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 23, 2011 12:17 AM PST

Look for tablets that run any variant of Windows (XP, Vista, 7). MS Access won't work on Android or iOS. I'm afraid no tablets qualify at the moment. So if weight is an issue, go for a netbook or an ultralight (but expensive) laptop.

But they might be coming: is just an example. So better follow the news and you might be more lucky in half a year. Still, I'm afraid that not having a keyboard might be a problem, depending on the needs of the application.

Or reprogram the application in any tool that runs under Android or iOS (for the iPad).


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Microsoft Access on Android
by Panacea_Supplies / August 10, 2011 1:31 PM PDT
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Microsoft Access Compatability
by charlieca00953 / January 17, 2012 12:16 AM PST

The HP Slate 500 is a windows 7 tablet. You can use it to run MS Access.

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