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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: Android tablets? Reply with quote

Does anyone here have one? I've handled a Viewsonic gTablet, it was nice, but sluggish in some places and would be better served by 1GB RAM over the 512MB, otherwise I would prefer a SDXC card slot over a microSDHC slot.
Anyone else here use any such device yet or plan on buying one in the future?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Motorola Xoom looks interesting. I haven't tried or own one but looks good.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm typing this on a Nook Color that has been rooted and I love it. The price was right also, only$ 250.00.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdawg wrote:
The Motorola Xoom looks interesting. I haven't tried or own one but looks good.


You need to try one, to fully appreciate the disappointment Wink
Just kidding. I haven't tried one either. Hopefully they are good. Competition is healthy and it's nice to have alternatives, especially for those who want an "open" device.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
ghostdawg wrote:
The Motorola Xoom looks interesting. I haven't tried or own one but looks good.


You need to try one, to fully appreciate the disappointment Wink
Just kidding. I haven't tried one either. Hopefully they are good. Competition is healthy and it's nice to have alternatives, especially for those who want an "open" device.


Bill, it's a totally different experience for me, there is no disappointment at all. I have used the iPad and I liked it very well, and I own a Android tablet and I like it also. I own a iPhone 4 and like it as well. The Android tablet just does things differently than the iPad and the iPhone but not worse. I know you were just kidding, but you ought to try it it's pretty cool. It is funny when I'm at a hotspot surfing the web and somebody will ask me how I like my iPad, I'm never sure how to explain it to them.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have either an Android or iOS device. However I've been fiddling with them.

The iPad is hands down the easiest to use in terms of the touch sensitivity.

I've tried many Android tablets. Some I thought I was going to crack the screen trying to get it to react. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was pretty nice, but pretty small compared to most of the regular sized tablets. The Xoom is nice, and from the Android tablets I have tried, it had the best interaction for touch sensitivity. The Samsung was second best.

Otherwise, I'm more interested in the somewhat open nature of the Android platform and market, than the mostly closed platform and market for the iOS devices.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caulktel wrote:
I'm typing this on a Nook Color that has been rooted and I love it. The price was right also, only$ 250.00.


The ViewSonic gTablet just dropped in price after it was on woot.com for $280 so now it's down to $300, between a color nook and a gTablet the gTablet is dual core, same RAM, more internal storage, USB port for attaching devices, 10" screen, not as small, but some added benefits.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Viewsonic looks interesting also. I wonder does it come with the latest Android, Honeycomb, or easy to upgrade to it?

The wife was talking about getting a notebook, but now I may try to convince her to get a tablet instead. She's not a big techie type person. She also like the iPad but price is a big concern overall.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdawg wrote:
The Viewsonic looks interesting also. I wonder does it come with the latest Android, Honeycomb, or easy to upgrade to it?

The wife was talking about getting a notebook, but now I may try to convince her to get a tablet instead. She's not a big techie type person. She also like the iPad but price is a big concern overall.


It's 2.2, the 2.3 upgrade is highly unstable for now, but 3.0 can be found with an unofficial ROM.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ caulktel - yes, I have tried using/playing with an iPad and an android. they're different but wonderful devices. As of the screen size, of course I'd prefer the iPad. But talking about the convenience of carrying it around, the android is a keeper.
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