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One half of a Droid, one half the rating...,
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This review is from: Android 2.2 8 inch Tablet Pc - A8 (Personal Computers)What had drawn me to this device was that it had the latest Droid version. Although that might be the case, it is some sort of hybrid of a Droid. First of all - during boot, a Linux logo appears in the left hand corner of the screen. I thought Droid was a stand-alone operating system. The device does not have a connection to the Droid Marketplace. It has a connection to some other app store that does not offer nearly what I have access to on my Droid phone. The device works okay. Wifi works fine and the battery life seems stable. But the bottom line is that it is just 1/2 of a Droid. I essentially bought a wireless web browser that will also play some games and will be good for eBooks. It runs Google Maps, and I found a few interesting apps on the third party app store. Overall, I would not recommend it unless you have disposable cash and need something a little larger than your phone to use when you are bored at the airport or coffee place. I intend to keep the device. Maybe over time things will improve and I enjoy the touch screen interface that Droid offers. Besides, I'd be out money if I were to return it, which makes no sense. The device was made in China. If you are really interested in owning a tablet device, focus on devices made elsewhere.
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Initial post: Dec 23, 2010 9:19:55 AM PST
E. Scoles says:
Deceptive information in this review:
Android is a layer on top of Linux. All android devices boot Linux. Other vendors may hide the Linux boot screen, but Linux is under there.
Android Marketplace is technically only available on PHONES. According to Google's qualification rules, no device without a wireless (mobile-phone) radio can have access to Android Market. However, it is often possible to make Android apps run that are "side-loaded" from other sites. Google "side load android apps" to find sites that make Android apps available for download on other tables.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010 11:17:17 AM PST
Tadd Davis says:
I agree 100% to the reply to the original comment, I do not believe the original poster was being disingenuous, just misinformed. Also, almost all, if not all tablets, cell phones, and laptops are made in China, good luck finding one that's not.
Posted on Feb 7, 2011 11:10:34 AM PST
Google's first official Tablet release will be Honeycomb (3.0), all others are phone operating systems. Understand that when you buy an Android tablet you are entering a world that has not quite arrived yet. An Android 2.2 tablet will act more like a phone than a tablet.
Don't buy an Android tablet now if you don't like to tinker. Six months from now we will know much more than we do today. Understand the specs. Cortex A* is basically what Apple has in the iPad, 512 MB of RAM will help with Honeycomb if they port it. Don't expect an iPad at this price range. It is what it is.
FOr the money it is a great device, you can get Android software from many sources not just google market. Do some reading.
Posted on Feb 8, 2011 9:46:20 AM PST
Just so you know Droid is a phone not an operating system, Android is the operating system.
Posted on Feb 8, 2011 9:52:31 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 26, 2011 5:07:40 PM PDT
uh, it probably says Linux in the corner while booting because the android operating system is built on a Linux kernel
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