Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by Stephen Pr » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 02:51:05


I purchased Route 66 Navigator 7 for my PPC Mitac Mio 168. Both on the PPC
itself and on the Route 66 box, it says 'Pocket PC' and 'For Pocket PC'.

Although the software installs, it will not run. It says there are files
missing and the software needs re-installing.

If both software and hardware look compatible because of the name, how come
the software won't work? Are there any differences between PPC devices? Or
is it just the software?
 
 
 

Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by Tony A » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 03:56:34


While most Pocket PC software will run on most Pocket PCs, some
software is very version dependant, and some software is very device
specific. There are hardware and software differences between devices,
and if software developers choose to go beyond those features
implemented in the same way on all devices, they can lose
compatibility.

If you look at the product page for Navigate 7
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ), you will see a list
of supported devices at the bottom - yours doesn't seem to be on it.
While it may well work with some/many devices that aren't on the list,
it isn't guaranteed. There may be some trick to get it to work on your
device.

 
 
 

Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by xTen » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 04:19:11


Tony did a great job already, but another thing to consider is that some
software is written processor specific. Processors do vary, and a lot
devices run a samsung processor instead of Intel, etc. The mechanical
difference is typically in hardware related applications (one that comes to
mind is an IR oscilloscope that I have sued on occasion). I have seen other
applications that were processor specific, but in al honesty I cannot see
the reason for it given the application function. Safe to say, it really
depends upon the developer, but making it specific without the need only
creates headaches in support while shrinking the potential market. It does
happen, though. (No doubt sometimes because of a reluctance of the developer
to give up an old library, but that is their choice).

Another thing to consider is that some IR hardware is not compatible with
given programs, despite being a Pocket PC. Examples of this are Infrared
remote control applications and (a personal problem with an rx3115 in the
recent past) the inability to download from a polar watch despite software
which would otherwise do it fine.

Also note that some devices might require additional software to run a given
application. A good example of this is an older device that needs the .Net
compact frameworks installed (version 1 or 2) or the VB runtime. But
unlike the hardware requirement these problems are quite surmountable.

Good Luck
 
 
 

Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by Barnabas C » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 05:29:54

On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 14:19:11 -0500, "xTenn"


Why are you suing them?



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Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by xTen » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 06:35:34


LOL. Yet more proof that the fingers are faster than the brain... :)

make that "used".

BTW, the software mentioned is Vito Tech. Oscilloscope. Works pretty good
for IR, as long as you do not have a samsung chip on the device.
 
 
 

Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by Sven » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 07:44:43

Digital dyslexia. My fingers do that all the time.
 
 
 

Does all Pocket PC software work with Pocket PC devices?

Post by SXJpc2hqb2 » Tue, 11 Apr 2006 09:44:01

Hi All
have the missing files sorted please go here
http://www.yqcomputer.com/