|Standing screen display size||7 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 480|
|Max Screen Resolution||800 x 480 Pixels|
|Hard Drive||32 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||No Information|
|Chipset Brand||No Information|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||6 Hours|
Coby Kyros MID7015-4G 7-Inch Android Internet Touchscreen Tablet - Black
|Memory Storage Capacity||4 GB|
|Screen Size||7 Inches|
|Display Resolution Maximum||800 x 480 Pixels|
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- Memory Internal: 4GB Flash Removable: microSDHC card Slot (max 32GB)
- Display Resolution 800 x 480 (WVGA - widescreen)
- A/V Connections: Mini HDMI out, Type C (max 1080p) 3.5mm headphone out
- Android 2.3
- Integrated microphone, Integrated speaker
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7" multi-touch screen display super viewing and Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and 1.2GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor for fast web browsing 8GB flash memory plus microSDHC memory card slot (card not included); expandable to 32GB 1GB system memory for multitasking Preloaded with Google Play, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, Kindle and more Includes rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, USB cable, power adapter and protective pouch This versatile Coby 8GB tablet with 7" multi-touch display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system lets you browse the web, check email, read eBooks, and play video, music and photo formats. Easily access Google Play for the world’s largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV shows, plus more than 600,000 apps and games. It comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, micro USB 2.0 port, mini HDMI port, 0.3MP front camera, stereo speakers and microphone.
Android 2.1 connects to the world though the touch of a fingertip. The Kyros Tablet is a powerful and flexible Internet and Entertainment solution that features a generous 7" screen with intuitive touchscreen controls powered by the Android 2.1 operating system. Browse the web wirelessly or enjoy media on a sleek and stylish media device. Enjoy 1080P HD videos, photos, music, and more in the comfort of your living room when connected to your TV via HDMI. The Kyros has 4GB of built-in internal memory and features a microSD card slot for upgrading the capacity to up to 16GB. It also allows you to wirelessly access the Internet through a hi-speed networking support and includes more than a dozen built-in applications, each one identified by an icon. Among the included apps are an alarm clock, browser for surfing the web, calculator, email, gallery for viewing and playing videos, music and video player for launching the mobile YouTube browser page to watch Internet videos and more! In addition, the Kyros offers two unique apps, the Aldiko E-Book, for downloading and reading thousands of e-books (which supports the ePub standard) and AppsLib, to browse, download and install apps from the AppsLib marketplace for a complete mobile Internet solution. Features Large 7 inch Resistive Touchscreen Connect to the Internet wirelessly Browse the web and check e-mail Watch videos on YouTube Integrated flash memory Built-in 4GB internal memory microSD card slot(upgrade up to 16GB) Connect and enjoy Full 1080p on your HDTV via a HDMI cable Discover and download apps to play games, check the weather, listen to the radio, and more with AppsLib Download and read thousands of books with the included Aldiko E-book reader application View pages in portrait or landscape with automatic orientation detection Full-size USB connection enables keyboard of your tablet USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast file transfers Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2010
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... My rooting experience. When I first opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised that the Kyros did not feel or look like a piece of junk. I followed directions and fully charged the tablet, then Googled directions on how to root. All went well until (as I found out by reading the tail end of the blog) that with the new firmware update that ships on the Kyros 7015, the instructions are lacking. Luckily, as things have it, someone else had figured out how to get around that and voila, I was rooted. For a first time rooter (is that the word?) I completed the task in about one and a half hours.
Now with Google App Market loaded, I began my Kyros experience. I was able to load Kindle onto my tablet and it worked flawlessly. Check. I then loaded Adobe Reader and again it worked flawlessly. Check. Lastly, I started the preloaded Aldiko reader and found I had to upgrade to 2.0 so that I could authorize Adobe DRM protection (necessary for DRM protected library books you check out). With Aldiko 2.0 loaded I ran into my first problem. For some reason I could not (for the life of me) get library books to work with Aldiko. Spent about 2 hours on this and then went for the work around. I loaded Overdrive. Overdrive works great with EPub books I check out from the library and Overdrive Audio books as well (a plus). I could not, however, get Adobe PDF eBooks to download from the libraries. Not a major deal, but I'd like the full breadth of content available to me from my libraries card catalog. (Side Note, I easily got all types of library books to work on my Droid phone, so it is a definite platform difference). I have spent some time on this (trying various browsers, etc), but to no avail. Another review says "the Kyros is not an ereader", and I agree. However, it does pretty good at it, and considering I can get more out of the eReader part of it than Kindle, I'm happy. It is slightly heavier than a Kindle or comparable device from another major bookstore, so please keep that in mind.
Many of you out there may have a Droid phone. Please note, that the newer Droid phones running 2.2 and above are much better than this tablet, so don't expect the same experience you'd get from your Droid X or Droid Incredible.
Things you may NOT like:
- The touch screen. I found that the stylus is best for navigating (although you can use your finger) and your finger is best for typing. (Resistive touch screen)
- Not all apps work flawlessly. I believe that is why Coby may try to limit the apps to their apps library.
- I use Tunesynch to synch my iTunes with my Droid and found that although my music pulls over, my playlists do not work properly. I did try a couple of other music players and found the same issue.
- No Flash support. (Android 2.1)
Other things you may like:
- Videos on the Kyros are beautiful. I really enjoy that functionality.
- Many of the games I've tried work well.
All in all, I am pleased with the performance to cost ratio of this tablet. If you don't want to fork over the money for a better tablet, this one is good for a somewhat limited Droid experience. And, as an eReader, it is not bad.
About a month after purchasing the Kyros I have had the chance to use the tablet and want to share my experiences. On a recent flight I was able to watch about two movies (using mVideoPlayer downloaded from the App Market) and read a bit of an eBook before the battery died.
I never did figure out how to get Adobe PDF eBooks to download after checking them out from the library.
I also have given up on using my Kyros for my audio playlists. The Kyros plays music just fine, my issue has been in how it is reading my playlists (which it isn't) and synching it with iTunes. All of my music is there and plays just fine, but when I go to the playlist imported from iTunes there are no songs listed under it. I'm sure this is an easy thing to remedy, but since this is low on my priority list and I have my Droid phone to play music (which synchs just fine with iTunes) it is not high on my list of items to fix.
Last, I recommend getting a screen protector for your Kyros as it picks up finger smudges quickly. I picked up my screen protector at a major "Brick and Mortar" bookseller that is made for their Nook eReader. It covers the viewable area of the touchscreen on my Kyros almost perfectly and have been very happy with it. The downside is that the touchscreen is a little less sensitive and I find myself using the stylus more. Also, the ones I purchased were way too expensive and so hopefully someone else will blog a less expensive alternative.
For my birthday I received the Coby Kyros Android Tablet. This is a perfect device if you surf the web, connect with friends, family and business through social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare), peruse YouTube, listen to music, view videos, access Appslib Apps, check and respond to emails, read e-Books via the Aldiko reader, access the web through WiFi connectivity and view videos in 1080p HD on your TV via HDMI cable. The Kyros Tablet has a 7" resistive screen and runs on Android 2.1. It's a pretty decent device.
This device is a lot more than your average eBook reader. Many eBook readers, don't have color, application support and don't run on Android OS. This device does have the eReader functionality and more with Wifi connectivity. Its priced about the same as a good eReader and you can do a lot more. Its pretty light in your hands, has a good feel to it. The screen is a lot easier to view than an iPhone or small Android phone, and is good for reading and viewing videos while not having to squint. The ability to check your email, socialize, surf the web, listen to music and watch videos make this device a quality buy.
Most people nowadays enjoy surfing the web, socializing, watching YouTube clips and listening to music on their device of choice. The popularity of Android, iPhones and iPad device's is due to peoples desire to connect socially in these ways. If your looking for a full blown computer non of these will meet your needs. A Netbook or a phone like the Atrix (which turn into a Mobile PC when you connect the Lapdock) may be what you need. Android and iPhone devices are for the casual social networker.
Having had a iPhone and now an Android Tablet, I don't see the difference other than one is open source and the other is connected to iTunes software. I prefer open source and don't like iTunes software to manager my .mp3 collection which I've had since mp3.com was free before it was closed down and changed. I don't want to have to rename the way I've done things for years. I prefer to drag and drop files into my phone or device and not have to hassle with software and the conversion process necessary to switch to iTunes only world.
Some of the stock features are an alarm clock, calendar, calculator, gallery for viewing videos and photo's, email account access, mobile YouTube browser, Aldiko eBook Reader, and AppsLib. The AppsLib is limited, you have some of your basic apps and games but not the who 180,000 Apps in the Google Marketplace for those who want the full access to Google Marketplace Rooting your device is the way to go.
Rooting Your Tablet
You can upgrade the OS and add Google Marketplace if you do a Google search for Rooting your tablet. This is key to having access to core Google apps and the Google Marketplace.
I used Android Tablets, XDA Developers and YouTube to figure out how to Root the device. I had been looking at a few other Android Tablets, including the Cruz Tablet among other. I decided on this one because I saw that once you rooted it you can access the entire Google marketplace and apps. I saw a few good reviews and decided I go with this device and root it.
Once you root your device and get Super User access you can load the Google marketplace and make changes to your device that the retailers of your device didn't give you. This is a pretty easy process. If you run into issues both XDA Developers and Android Tablets have forums and helpful people who will gladly help you root your device.
Essential Android App's
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What Come In The Box
You get the Tablet, course, it also comes with a pleather case, stylus, usb cable, usb host cable, earphones and a power adapter. The nicest things is the faux leather case which you normally have to buy separate. Its also nice to have a stylus to be able to select items on the capacitive screen. You can use your finger tips as well. One item that doesn't come in the case that I ordered separate is a external keyboard and a mini-USB connector so that you can type faster. I've heard people who advocate touch screen typing. In this Twitter/Facebook Status update and texting world I can see how touch screen typing came be useful. If you use your tablet to socialize, surf the web, watch YouTube clips, listen to music and text then touch screen if the way to go. If you, like me, are a serious writer your used to a full QWERTY keyboard then you will want to get an external plug in keyboard so you can type and write. It make better use of the time. There are a few keyboard apps if you want larger keys on the screen.
Comes with a 800 MHz CPU and built in 4GB storage. Supports up to 32 GB micro-SD card. Features a 7" Resistive Touch Screen Display with a 800 X 400 Resolution. Supports 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks. Includes a headphone out, built in speaker and video output that supports 1080P and 720P. With micro-USB host support for keyboard and mouse.
The device is good for those of you who want to surf the web, socialize, watch YouTube, listen to music, read books and enjoy entertainment at your fingertips utilizing WiFi connectivity. As device go its pretty good. I like it better than the iPhone and it gets the job done. If you're a writer like me you will want to get a keyboard.
Update: I received my Cover with Micro USB Keyboard and it works perfectly I plugged it in and it plays I have a full qwerty keyboard and it looks like a miniature laptop. Great for writing.