I had my son order an HD 8 for me to replace my HD 10" that has taken a lot of drop damage and managed to keep on ticking. The 8" Operating System is much more cumbersome. During the Voice mode, which I need to assist in my reading the entire tablet turns into a very awkward sized phone that can not make calls. Everything is tap to highlight and double tap again to activate when it is receiving the input properly. I sincerely wish I had known what I know now and I would have just held out for another month or two and purchased another 10". I would even consider paying for software upgrade if it would get the clumsiness out of my HD 8.