Android Tablets

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Android Tablets

Does anyone own/played around with an Android powered tablet, yet? I think they're actually pretty cool. Today I went to Staples and noticed the Motorola Xoom and Dell Streak 7 tablets on display.

I went with trying out the Streak 7 because it was the closest to me. Smiley Tongue You know, that thing is actually pretty cool! A good size and pretty easy to work. I didn't know it had a camera, so that was kind of cool. And it's pretty much just like my phone, so there's more Android at it's finest!

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That is very true
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I have a Huawei S7 - while it was great at its price point in November, I won't be buying another Huawei product again unless they REALLY change their attitude.

 

Huawei provides NO post-sales support.  No accessories (that dock connector is useless), no firmware updates in the United States (If you want updated firmware, you need to get something internationally sourced), and their Froyo release policy was horrendous - they only released it to people who took their device to "authorized service centers" in Indonesia.  Fortunately someone in Indo leaked it so US customers have Froyo too.

 

In the US, instead of providing S7 customers with a Froyo update, they discontinued the S7 and released the S7 Slim.  So US customers never had an S7 with properly working 3G unless they flashed the Indonesian update.  (The Indo update fixed a LOT of radio problems with the S7."

 

The rumored Eee Transformer 2 (October/November, quad-core NVidia Kal-El) is likely to be my next tablet if the rumors are true.  Now that I have an Infuse I may just get a wifi-only tablet and use the Infuse to provide it with data.

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Entropy512 wrote:

I have a Huawei S7 - while it was great at its price point in November, I won't be buying another Huawei product again unless they REALLY change their attitude.

 

Huawei provides NO post-sales support.  No accessories (that dock connector is useless), no firmware updates in the United States (If you want updated firmware, you need to get something internationally sourced), and their Froyo release policy was horrendous - they only released it to people who took their device to "authorized service centers" in Indonesia.  Fortunately someone in Indo leaked it so US customers have Froyo too.

 

In the US, instead of providing S7 customers with a Froyo update, they discontinued the S7 and released the S7 Slim.  So US customers never had an S7 with properly working 3G unless they flashed the Indonesian update.  (The Indo update fixed a LOT of radio problems with the S7."

 

The rumored Eee Transformer 2 (October/November, quad-core NVidia Kal-El) is likely to be my next tablet if the rumors are true.  Now that I have an Infuse I may just get a wifi-only tablet and use the Infuse to provide it with data.


Wow, that sounds like a terribly troubled tab. Smiley Very Happy Isn't "Huawei" a Chinese-based manufacturer? I thought they were, I'm not completely sure... If I had the choice, I would just get a Wi-Fi only tablet. I'm around Wi-Fi usually all the time, and who actually wants to pay to use 3G data?

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Yup, they're Chinese.  The S7 was their first venture into the domestic U.S. consumer market and they totally botched it.

 

The hardware is great, the tablet has/had SO much potential, the hardware is solid but the as-sold firmware for tablets sold at Best Buy was horribly buggy  - the fact that to get Froyo I have to run an international leaked ROM that the manufacturer went to efforts to limit distribution of means that I'm not buying from them again unless things change significantly.  Even before Froyo, if you wanted fixed bugs you had to run the Singapore ROM release.  US customers never saw a single bit of post-sale support of any kind from Huawei unless they took matters into their own hands.

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Wild Banchi wrote:

Entropy512 wrote:

I have a Huawei S7 - while it was great at its price point in November, I won't be buying another Huawei product again unless they REALLY change their attitude.

 

Huawei provides NO post-sales support.  No accessories (that dock connector is useless), no firmware updates in the United States (If you want updated firmware, you need to get something internationally sourced), and their Froyo release policy was horrendous - they only released it to people who took their device to "authorized service centers" in Indonesia.  Fortunately someone in Indo leaked it so US customers have Froyo too.

 

In the US, instead of providing S7 customers with a Froyo update, they discontinued the S7 and released the S7 Slim.  So US customers never had an S7 with properly working 3G unless they flashed the Indonesian update.  (The Indo update fixed a LOT of radio problems with the S7."

 

The rumored Eee Transformer 2 (October/November, quad-core NVidia Kal-El) is likely to be my next tablet if the rumors are true.  Now that I have an Infuse I may just get a wifi-only tablet and use the Infuse to provide it with data.


Wow, that sounds like a terribly troubled tab. Smiley Very Happy Isn't "Huawei" a Chinese-based manufacturer? I thought they were, I'm not completely sure... If I had the choice, I would just get a Wi-Fi only tablet. I'm around Wi-Fi usually all the time, and who actually wants to pay to use 3G data?

 



WB has a good point. I wish I could function on wi-fi only. Especially when paying the monthly rate for service that include 3G or otherwise access and your 3G "experience" takes you back to 56k dial-up modem days..... Smiley Very Happy
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Um... Very "interesting", I would call it...

LG has already adapted the name "Thrive" for their latest (and first) prepaid smartphone. I wonder if Toshiba had to get permission to call their new tablet the "Thrive", also?

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Ann154 wrote:
This video is SO COOL!

http://www.androidcentral.com/toshiba-shows-thrive-and-gives-us-all-chance-win-one?style_mobile=0



That is the most animated unboxing I have ever seen. I like it

 

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Why/When is AT&T going to get onboard with the Xoom 3g plan??!!?
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Master

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It is more like when are they going to sell 10" android tablets?
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Professor

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Took forever to get what androids they got... Who knows when they will start carrying more tabs... I think att should finally give up the concept of being the only apple product carrier..... Then again not many carriers left..
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RicoLX wrote:
Took forever to get what androids they got... Who knows when they will start carrying more tabs... I think att should finally give up the concept of being the only apple product carrier..... Then again not many carriers left..


AT&T lost its exclusivity earlier this year.  Interestingly enough, that's when they finally started shaping up in the Android arena, VZW was utterly smoking them in terms of device selection.

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And the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was made available for pre-order on Big Red starting yesterday. Smoking indeed. Smiley Wink
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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You see, Mama Bell? Even the 'red-head-stepchild' ( V Smiley Wink ), gets new tablets before you release new ones to us , yo' very own ever-luvn, bloo-blooded loyal as loyal can get, customers... Wharrr's the luv, mamma? Whars' the luv?!
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Entropy512 wrote:

RicoLX wrote:
Took forever to get what androids they got... Who knows when they will start carrying more tabs... I think att should finally give up the concept of being the only apple product carrier..... Then again not many carriers left..


AT&T lost its exclusivity earlier this year.  Interestingly enough, that's when they finally started shaping up in the Android arena, VZW was utterly smoking them in terms of device selection.


 



I agree with you totally. Even Tmo was pushing out more and nicer choices than whtwe were stuck with for long. Finally att pulled her head out of Apples (#+@$) , relizing we are even behind CRICKET with androids...Smiley Wink. Time to play catchup!
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