Recommendations for an android tablet
Tab is pretty expensive I think – for that money I’d buy an iPad. The tab does do things like sms/video calling though as well I think if thats important, but I think it’s a bit TriggerHappyTV to use as a phone.
Lots of cheap (<£120) 7 and 10 inch jobs on Ebay, I’m thinking of buying a couple instead of an in-car DVD player – load up with games and cartoons on SD for less than a DS and a few games.Posted 7 years ago
Have read awful reviews of the Next one. The Samsung one is ridiculsly over priced. What else is there?
Found this which looks good as Archos have a good reputation with hardware.Posted 7 years agocfMember
I seen this one the other day. Not looked at it properly though so it might be rubbish. Some reviews say it is good. 😕Posted 7 years ago
The Archos one doesn’t use the full android marketplace IIRC
I’ve got one of the cheap Apad jobs for £80. Its alright, but nothing special. Battery life is gash and the touch screen is old tech. It’s probably just worth £80 but no more.
There is a bit of a gap in the market for a £200 unit which is half decent IMHO.Posted 7 years agobullroarSubscriber
I had a play with one of these
the other day at the local Staples. They are now a bit cheaper in store.Posted 7 years ago
Andriod market can be added to the Archos one though. I thought.Posted 7 years agopedalheadSubscriber
how about a subsidised ipad from Orange (£200 ish). Ok, you’re tied into a contract, but if your girl wants it bad enough, how about she mows the lawn or does the dishes for the next 2 years? My girls are a bit young for this kind of bargaining, but I’m looking forward to the day 😀Posted 7 years agoloddrikMember
As above I’d splash out a little more and get an Advent Vega.
The Galaxy tab is laughably overpriced and deserves to fall flat in it’s face, which it will. It needs to be £80 less than the iPad not more. I’ll wager it’ll see a sizable price cut in the next few months or it’ll die a death.Posted 7 years agofennerhorneMember
Apads are good, I bought a 7″ one running Android 1.5 for £70 off ebay, and ‘flashed’ it to a better version (not difficult) so it runs faster, battery life is longer, and it links to Android Apps. I think they’re great; you can get the internet (mobile), play music, videos, games etc., and it even does what I originally intended it for – works as a great e-reader, which plays all the different ereader formats apart from .mobi! Why buy a £140 Kindle ereader, or pay £400 for an ipad? You can get bigger, faster apads, but an apad with Android 1.5 will do most things (apart from run Kindle,which needs 1.6, but you can convert .mobi files using Calibre).Posted 7 years ago
I think it’s play it safe time and I am going for a netbook- if Im totally honest with myself I want one for sofa surfing and was going to use the xmas purchase as a tester.Posted 7 years ago
Tazzy- on the basis of my pathetic wimp out on saturday I dont need bikes anyway 😥 However I have had a word with myself and I’m back in the game(ish)theboatmanMember
I’d go for the Vega, and they should be more available before xmas, my best mate and now absent riding buddy has spent the last three months in china and the Vega has been his project, so if you have any nerdy questions about them mail me. I was going to grab an amico for my 11 year old nice, I must be a cheap skate uncle, but whilst it’s a no thrills starter thing, it does all the web things fine and should do what she needs.Posted 7 years agoPotdogSubscriber
I just ordered one of the Zenithink E Pads ZT180. Had a scan on some of the Android forums and they seem to do exactly what you want for a 12 year old. Browse the net and sit for hours on facebook.
Perfect for my 14 yo daughter too, which is exactly why I ordered one.
Worked out at just under 110 quid shipped from China.
Stick the code 15450 in at checkout for 5% discount.Posted 7 years ago
Just had mine delivered yesterday but working under stealth when the kids arent around so havent had loads of time- connected to internet ok-obviously not as quick as a laptop connection but first impression is that it is something you could live with.Posted 7 years ago
It’s running android 2.1 so I need to look into installing flash for certain apps but certainly as a webbrowsing machine looks to be worth the £110 paid- plus £10 vat on receipt of parcel.
Next job is how to load .apk files (angry birds etc)on an SD card- any help gratefully received!
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