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Android Tablets
« on: June 26, 2011, 11:24:40 AM »
I'm looking for an Android Tablet

The specs I'd want are:
8" size
GPS inbuilt
Android 2.3 OS
Under 200

You have no idea the trouble I'm having finding such an item in the UK. (Ideally I want it delivered before Fri 1st)

Does anyone know of a decent online store that sells tablets?

Does anyone have an opinion about the merits of OS 2.3 over 2.2?

I found a 10" tab with GPS inbuilt but it's OS 2.2
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-10-2-Flytouch-3-Superpad2-Android-2-2-16GB-Tablet-/130511029601?pt=UK_iPad_Tablets_eReaders&hash=item1e63104561
I just feel that 10" is a bit large
« Last Edit: June 26, 2011, 11:28:03 AM by G1ZmO »
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 12:59:40 PM »
Hmmmm I can imagine, I've looked at the android tablet market on
and off for awhile and its all a bit chaotic at the moment, especially
for a gingerbread or above spec'd one.

I can't really help I'm afraid, normally I'd say your best bets are ebuyer
or expansys but most likely they won't have a 200 tablet.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 01:49:21 PM »
Well, I couldn't resist and even though it's OS2.2, I've gone for the 10" one above. Just hoping it arrives before I go on hols next Friday.

I'll do a wee review once I've used it a bit. CANNY WAIT! :)

Couple of bookmarks for me:
Android Tablets with Canon cameras: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1051630&highlight=android
Android Tablets and Flickr: http://androidcommunity.com/forums/f12/best-android-flickr-app-20559/
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 09:13:17 AM »
The only reason I got the iPad over the android was built in 3g - i'm not running about with a dongle plugged in to a tablet!

The battery life seems to be at least double most of the android ones.

The screen is known to be good.

My next tablet might well be an android one if the market settles down a bit and they improve the above specs - especially battery

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 10:38:46 AM »
Yea, there are some models of android tab with 3G inbuilt but my budget just wouldnt stretch that far.

I'm sure the iPad is a quality product but I'm sure part of the cost is due to the brandname. For me this tab will be an interim while I wait for the better OS and fully featured models to come out and come down in price.

Looking forward to checking out the astro apps :)

Will do a review once I get it.

Paul
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 10:47:48 AM »
Hi Paul

Let us know how you get on with it. We (well, the missus does and I get a shot) have an iPad, which works really well, but I'd be interested in a cheap tablet for my mum. Looking forward to your review.

Cheers, Martin

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 01:28:01 PM »
Woohoo it's here!

Steve: what was the name of that app on your HTC phone for the satellites?

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 03:01:10 PM »
Flybys or Heavens Above for satellites

Google sky map isn't bad

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 08:46:49 PM »
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Steve: what was the name of that app on your HTC phone for the satellites?

It's on the Android Market - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.agi.android.augmentedreality&feature=search_result

I've been meaning to do a full list of all the astro apps that I've downloaded for my phone in the new software section but I've not had a chance yet.  :)

I also have the ones Kathleen has listed, they are all good, sat24 and astro panel (NEW) are good for weather.  :)
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 09:15:31 PM »
Didn't know there was a sat24 android app, last time I checked there
wasn't, nice find steve.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 09:35:47 PM »
These are other apps that I use on my HTC.

Where is Io..........good for checking out which moon of jupiter your looking at.
Messier objects..................tick them off as you go along....also links in with google skymap
polar finder.........not used this yet but it might help me with polar alignment.

Hope someonme else finds these useful as well.

I'm off to download some of the apps from steve's link.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 10:13:13 PM »
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Didn't know there was a sat24 android app, last time I checked there
wasn't, nice find steve.
  :)

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Messier objects..................tick them off as you go along....also links in with google skymap
polar finder.........not used this yet but it might help me with polar alignment.

Nice one Douglas, I've got Where is Io but not the other 2... I think we definitely need to do a list of apps in the software section!!  :)
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 10:26:58 PM »
Im finding the search function for apps annoying. Search for "Google Skymap" and you get everything but! Including a lot of chinese apps
 
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 10:27:35 PM »
it also needs a decent task switcher!
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 10:41:50 PM »
tried connecting the camera to it but it doesn't pick it up as a storage device.....

I can copy the pics off the card with the card reader but it wont display them!

Arg! This is not going to plan!
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