AEMULA 2.0 for android is now available on Google Play.
When we built the first version of AEMULA for Android, it’s more like of
a proof of concept. We just wanted to make sure the emulation engine works on the
platform. Although we had some updates since then, they were mostly
engine related improvements.
Still I always felt that we need to improve its usability as well.
Recently I finally got the ideas of how to improve it, and the time to
actually do it. Here are the results of recent effort:
Virtual keyboard redesign. The keyboard now includes most keys you would find on a PC keyboard.
You can use “Fn” key to toggle to optional keys, like
Add external bluetooth keyboard support. This is a very useful
feature if you type a lot. Buy one of those bluetooth keyboards, you
will be comfortable typing your programs or texts into AEMULA. If you
are into retro programming like me, then you now probably can install
Turbo C or Borland C++ inside and use them like in the old
days. Don’t forget to try
with AEMULA. If you are a writer, then you can try to use word
wordstar for your next novel.
New landscape mode. You can get a nearly immersive mode by hiding
floating controls and the top panel. To hide the panel, simply tap on
it and tap the same area once more to bring it back.