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Great Tablet for the Money
on July 21, 2013
First of all Thanks to Amazon and the retailer for shipping my product so fast. It arrived several days earlier. The FileMate Clear came in its box. I received the tablet, wall charger, Quick Start Guide, and the MicroUSB cable. I immediately was impressed with the overall quality of the device. very light. I think about 8 ounces. The red is ridiculously red. Love it. I connected the FileMate Clear to its wall charger and begin reading the Quick Start Guide. I know with most electronics that you have to let them charge prior to use, or the devices sometimes do not operate correctly. I found that information in the Quick Start Guide as well. The FileMate Clear needs at least 2 consecutive days of about 6 hours charging prior to use. I read the remaining information in the Quick Start Guide. Nothing fancy, but the warranty information is there as well. I'm glad that I got the additional squaretrade warranty, as like most/all manufacturers, Wintec Industries' warranty does not cover accidentally damage. Having owned Droid, Apple, and Samsung products, accidental damage like drops, spills, cracked screens, or pulling out the microUSB port is classified as accidental damage. ( Try getting your Apple phone fixed if you dont have applecare for less than 200 ) So today, I set up the FileMate Clear. I found an onscreen widget that provides me with the helpful manual. Nice touch. The FileMate connected to WiFi, and I was able to download applications from the Google Play store without issue. As I owned droid phones before, I knew that whenever I download applications in an Android device, it is all about what you download and where you store them. Got to remember that the Google Play Store is an open source market, meaning anyone can develop and post an app for the public's use. The App store for the apple products is way more restrictive. When users download an app, they need to understand that they are accountable for what they download. A lot of these apps need updates because they have bugs/issues. So you mean to tell me that an user is going to put more stock in a free app than a device that they just spend over hundred bucks on? Really??!! C'mon read about the app and check our permissions. Permissions are what you are allowing the app to do on your device. Remember, Indiana Jones movie, the old guard guy says, "Choose Wisely" The FileMate Clear has three memory capabilities. There are two internal storages. One of them is 1.15 GB and the second is 12.98 GB, then there is the microSD expansion slot. Typically applications get installed on the smaller internal memory, and users need to remember to move those applications to the larger internal memory, and in Android, that is done by Settings > Apps > Downloaded > Ind App > Move to SD card. Yes I know, Move to SD card is not the way Android should label this, but it is not Wintec's fault. Its Google's Android operating system. If the user does not move those apps, the smaller internal memory will make any tablet slower. Its like having one waiter in a restaurant, he can only carry and wait on so many tablets. Afterwards, I went back to the Google Play store and tapped on the downloaded icon to ensure that the apps that I downloaded DO NOT auto update so that they do not clog my WiFi and tablet every time it connects. I also downloaded a movie from Google Play and watched it. I still have about a 1/3 of battery after about 6 hours. I am very pleased with the FileMate and I think so of the other reviewers need to be a little more informed in regards to the products they purchase before handing off a complex operating system to a 3 year old. I wonder how my 3 year son would fare if I opened Windows Excel and told him to make scatter charts and formulas. Not very well. Thanks FileMate!!