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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2011, 10:50:27 PM »
Known problem:
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=14976

Have tried creating a new gmail acc from tablet. same issue thereafter.

someone suggested factory reset. Manual says Menu - System Settings - Privacy - defaults but "privacy" doesnt exist!
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2011, 08:40:43 AM »
Not good Paul, I hope you get it sorted before you go on holiday!!

Although I had a Google account I had to set up a new one through my phone to access the Android Market which was a bit annoying. So the things you're trying are worth a go, it must be really frustrating when they don't work though...... Good luck! :-)

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2011, 10:46:27 PM »
Hmmm yeah it seems to a problem that affected a great many
people.  Shame as things like this will put people off the Android
experience (freedom rocks  8)).

Hang in there, the folks at the Google Chocolate factory will get
it sorted.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2011, 10:55:20 PM »
Another oddity. Because the camera is on the front (facing me) the Satellite AR program shows my face with the satellites overlaid LOL

I've accepted that I can't get google sky on unless I can download it and install it manually? Can you do that?

We're leaving tomorrow and I'll be back online on Mon 11th unless I get access in Portugal.

I'm very unimpressed by the battery life of the tab btw

Fully charged at 07:00, turned off and left until 19:00, battery was at 12% :(
To charge it takes 20%/hour when off and 10%/hour when in standby. Hardly charges at all during use when plugged in.
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2011, 11:05:15 PM »
cant get Skeye to do anything either.

There must be ONE planetarium that works ffs!
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2011, 11:19:16 PM »
Well I know that the average smartphone lasts one day of average useage
until needing charged.

Not good about your experiences so far Paul I must confess, I hope things improve
very soon and more importantly you's have a great holiday.

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Android Tablets
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2011, 06:49:22 AM »
it was the battery life that put me off the current android tablets, i believe the galaxy tab etc have better batter lifes but your paying as much as for an ipad. I can get 2-3 days out of the ipad before charging - it seems to usen very little power in standby. I got the ipad on a contract - its the 3 g version i have, found i was only using my android phone for checkimg emails and surfing the net. Didn't use it for calls really. So for £99 and £25 per month I got the 64 gb 3g ipad.

its pretty much replaced the laptop for me, its much quicker to pick this up. I can logon and do my internet banking and chevk e-mails in almost the time it takes to boot up the laptop.

I also find the on screen keyboard quite good, its quick to type on with even just 1 handed operation.

I haven't really missed not having flash installed, you can still get youtube and iplayer on the ipad.

I mainly use wifi in the house for Internet so as not to ue up too much of my 15gb mobile internet allowance. Out and about as long as I have a reasonable signal the Internet appears to be pretty quick.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2011, 12:05:16 PM »
Wahey! I got Google Sky Map installed
Googled for "apk google sky", stuck it on a usb stick and transferred then installed it with the apk manager :)

Flying to Portugal this afternoon :)

Cyas!

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2011, 02:41:26 PM »
Got back early this morning and put the tab on to charge overnight. Woke in the morning to find that the charger is dead! (It was a very cheap 5v 2a one with an uncommonly small connector)

Have ordered another charger in the interim while I decide whether to return the tab to the seller.

I'll do a proper review shortly :)

btw Google Sky (1.6) is flipped North/South and there seems to be no way of correcting it.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2011, 07:24:50 PM »
working on a wee review now that I'm back :)
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2011, 11:37:21 PM »
FYI - Motorolo Xoom's price slashed, superb tablet

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2011, 11:48:16 PM »
See my review on the Flytouch. tbh I've not used it for a few weeks I was so disappointed with it. Put it on yesterday and got a load of updates. None of which were an improvement.

On the plus side there are reports of people getting linux to run on them so I'm looking forward to a linux rom release
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2011, 08:32:26 PM »
http://www.ebuyer.com/287638-scroll-essential-tablet-pc-53511

See Ebuyer are offering a cut price basic tablet under 70 with Android 2.3.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2011, 08:13:58 PM »
resistive touch screen - would not bother!

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2012, 09:01:28 AM »
Guys i could rip Google Sky maps from my Nexus 7 for yous and post the apk if that would be any help.