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4.0 out of 5 stars A couple of Aha Moments . . ., July 23, 2012
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Arrived quickly, and I was very happy with how it looked!

Things to note:
- This takes a very small, 5V DC power supply, which is unusual to me.
- It is an unsupported Google device = no Play app store, and still can't figure out how to get HBO GO to work on it, and can't get Facebook created app (unless someone tells me where else you can download it from!)
- Has a very sensitive power button - last 3 times I've put it in my backpack for use at work, the power button has been hit in transit and I arrive with it drained and unusable. Could probably be remedied by buying a better case than by using the slipcover it comes with.
- Back button often exits you out of something, rather than taking you to your last page/position.
- Browser, while effective, does not have near the same functionality as the browser on my PC.
- Browser feels slow to me, and it's annoying.

Other things to note:
- Sound quality was surprisingly good for what it is.
- Keyboard is awesome and works really well, which surprised me.
- Absolutely zero lag in streaming of either music or video - win!!!
- You can still do lots of great stuff, like use other social media apps that allow you to view Facebook, or use the browser for it (can't get browser version of HBO GO however, *sad clown face*).
- Use Amazon app store for lots of good stuff even if you can't use Google Play app store - the Get Jar app store was surprisingly limited. Might just be the brand new O/S.
- Picks up home wi-fi & mobile hotspot (wi-fi from my phone) just great, never had a problem with that!
- Renders books really well and is fun to use for reading.

Overall, because it is less than half price of any other 10" tablet out there, I will give it a "like" rating and deal with what it doesn't do. But the HBO GO thing was a major blow and the big reason behind losing a whole star. I've heard that they are supposed to be coming out with a new version of the app that I can get to and will work on this O/S, but my fingers are still crossed on that . . .

Also, in case anyone from Google is reading this - you majorly effed up by allowing others to license your O/S by NOT also allowing anyone with said O/S's devices to be able to access YOUR CONTENT. Lose move IMHO. Retarded.
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Initial post: Jul 24, 2012 1:12:08 PM PDT
Joshua says:
the getjar appstore's inferiority has nothing to do with the "new os". in fact, its not even new, its just an update to an EXISTING OS. there's a difference.

also, android is free, so anyone can take it and do what they want with it without ever licensing it. the only thing that requires licensing is to get access to google's play store.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 1:16:25 PM PDT
nizzly says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 1:21:25 PM PDT
Joshua says:
no no that wasnt my intention. i simply wanted to correct you so that you would know next time, because i have noticed that a lot of people often criticize android for problems that arent even problems at all. thats all.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 2:01:15 PM PDT
Janowbi says:
Hi, through the GetJar Store get the Good e-reader app store, it is amazing and has everything. It even has the Google Play Store app. The netflix app actually works too. Read my review, I love my tablet now, just needed a little tweaking. Have fun..

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 10:11:51 AM PDT
stardust7 says:
Thanks for all the info.... one question. My mom has a kindle that has audible book reading. Does this tablet provide the same thing - does it read the books to you out loud? This is one thing she really wants in a tablet. Thanks much.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 3:56:31 PM PDT
dido. This is the only one i could find that had this. Was told amazon has stopped this feature b/c of audible.com

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 3:57:12 PM PDT
cost?

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 10:58:42 PM PST
Melanie Lane says:
You can get the Amazon app store, by having a download link for it sent to your email. Once you do this, you can download Kindle, Audible and yes FACEBOOK directly from Amazon. Only about half of Amazon Android apps work on this device, but they will let you know which ones. I've gotten several free games, and a few great paid ones, like Cut the Rope, Where's my Water, and Where's Perry from the Amazon App store on mine.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 9:45:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 9:47:15 AM PST
Have you tried sideloading the Google Play store?

http://alturl.com/hpa62

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 10:48:20 AM PST
nizzly says:
never heard of side load.
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