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  • What Hudl 2 replacement – 2018
  • fifeandy
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    Hi folks,

    I’m sure we’ve had loads of these threads before, but not for 2018 yet, so another one cant hurt.

    Hudl was running slow last night, so turned it off – turning on again this morning gave a nasty UEFI secure boot screen. Same result for plugging charger in, or attempting factory reset. So i’m assuming either the SSD or motherboard have died.

    Think its a bit over 4yrs old now though, so I guess its done a decent stint.

    So – what’s good to replace it with? Don’t want to spend more than £200, ideally much less.
    Used for a mix of browsing, crappy free to play games and streaming twitch.
    HDMI out desirable for youtube MTB/CX races whilst on the turbo.
    One thing I really valued on the Hudl was the screen – quite smudge resistant, and after 4yrs not a scratch on it.

    Murray
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    Amazon fire and Chromecast or Fire stick for the TV

    Premier Icon paladin
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    I got a 10″ Amazon fire, and I really like it for watching tv, movies etc.
    What I don’t like, is the inability to use google chrome, or apps like strava, gmail, weatherpro.

    windyg
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    What I don’t like, is the inability to use google chrome, or apps like strava, gmail, weatherpro.

    Chrome is easy to install Amazon Fire chrome install

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    What he said, I got a fire 10 in the sales and it’s a 5 min job to install Google.

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    windyg – Member
    Chrome is easy to install

    Can you sign in on chrome?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Depending what games you’re playing, Huawei? Probably the best sub-£200 tablet out there currently.

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/huawei-mediapad-m3-8-0-1327378/review

    CraigW
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    Lenovo Tab 4 Plus. Mostly standard Android, so it will include the usual Google apps.

    windyg
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    Can you sign in on chrome?

    Yeah works the same as on a PC or phone, follow the steps in the link above.
    You can also install google play it’s a little bit more tricky to do.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    I’ve recently bought a Lenovo Tab 4 8″ to replace my Hudl. £99 from Currys and very happy with it. No HDMI out, but a Chromecast might work.

    mm93
    Member

    Got a Amazon fire 8 recently,£50 from argos! ,and followed these instructions( which i got from singletrack i think) to install the play store and all the Google stuff which took about 3 minutes.If I can do it anyone can because I’m sh#t at anything like that.
    Amazing tablet for the money in my opinion.

    3 Simple Steps to Install Google Play Store on Kindle Fire (in 3 Minutes)

    Premier Icon richardkennerley
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    I just got a Lenovo tab 4 plus. I got the 8″ as a replacement for an old nexus 7, as it’s a nice size to use as an e-reader. Was £150 and I’m well pleased so far. There’s very little unnecessary cr@p on it and it does what I need of it no problem. No HDMI out though, maybe the 10″ does.

    fifeandy
    Member

    That Lenovo 4 plus is looking pretty good for £150.
    Might nip round to PC world to see if I can have a look at one in the flesh.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Still using hudl 2 here, in fact we picked up another one at Christmas off for £65 to give to the mother-in-law.

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    mm93 – Member
    Got a Amazon fire 8 recently,£50 from argos! ,and followed these instructions( which i got from singletrack i think) to install the play store and all the Google stuff which took about 3 minutes.If I can do it anyone can because I’m sh#t at anything like that.

    Ok I’ve done that, but I don’t get a shortcut on the homepage for any apps I’ve added (playstore, gmail) . How do I get that? And if I open gmail, it closes immediately, what’s going on there?

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    https://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-tab-4-plus-tablet-android-wi-fi-3gb-ram-16gb-8-full-hd/p3265684

    Another vote for the Lenovo Tab 4 Plus 8″. Two arrived last week and I’m mighty impressed; very clean Android with minimal, if any noticeable, Lenovo bloatware.

    windyg
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    paladin – Member

    Got a Amazon fire 8 recently,£50 from argos! ,and followed these instructions( which i got from singletrack i think) to install the play store and all the Google stuff which took about 3 minutes.If I can do it anyone can because I’m sh#t at anything like that.

    mm93 – Member Ok I’ve done that, but I don’t get a shortcut on the homepage for any apps I’ve added (playstore, gmail) . How do I get that? And if I open gmail, it closes immediately, what’s going on there?

    Did you follow the instructions exactly? you must do them in the exact order for it work, if not uninstall and start again.

    mm93
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    Well I may have spoke too soon.Plugged mine in tonight and some of the apps updated and now won’t work.Tried uninstalling and re installing but no difference.Gmail is doing the same for me ,is opening and then closing immediately.Hmmm.

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    mm93 – Member
    Well I may have spoke too soon.Plugged mine in tonight and some of the apps updated and now won’t work.Tried uninstalling and re installing but no difference.Gmail is doing the same for me ,is opening and then closing immediately.Hmmm.

    I reckon I downloaded the files in the wrong order first time, but installed in correct order. Uninstalled them, deleted them, then tried again correctly for the same results plus i got problems with other apps which I had previously downloaded from amazon. Did a factory reset on it, and I’ll stop buggering about with it now.

    karnali
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    On an amazon fire or kindle fire can you download and read pdf’s?

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    On an amazon fire or kindle fire can you download and read pdf’s?

    Yes, no problem. Fire HD8 here, with Google Play installed according to instructions on YouTube. No problem with installing or running any standard android apps since, though to be fair to Amazon, lots of usual apps are on their appstore, I think the choice was more limited years ago, but not so bad now.

    mm93
    Member

    Well the apps on my fire that were playing up after the updates have sorted themselves out ,except gmail ,but that’s not a problem as my gmail email is working fine in the built in email app ( if that makes sense)

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