Tom Harrison

Best performing Android tablets with Catalyst..?

Discussion created by Tom Harrison on Sep 4, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2019 by Jay Riester

If you are using an Android tablet (or device with a 7 inch+ screen) with Catalyst that is performing well then please share it with the community.

Remember to include useful information such as the battery life, If it's rugged, and the performance.


Trimble resellers can view the recommended device list via their MGIS Partners log in otherwise you should always ensure your device meets (and where possible exceeds for tablets) the minimum specifications we list on the public Android device requirements page


To summarise, your Android phone or tablet must at least meet the following system specifications to run the Trimble Catalyst service:

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • 64-bit CPU with at least 4x Arm® cores (6x or more Arm cores recommended)
  • Maximum Core speed of at least 1.5 GHz
  • 1.5 GB of RAM or higher


There are several sites you can use to search for your device specifications (quickest way is to google your 'Device + Specs') OR use Trimble Mobile Manager. This tested a device compatibility on installation and will usually fail to install if the minimum specs are not met.