Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jul 2012 19:16 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nigeria's Saheed Adepoju is a young man with big dreams. He is the inventor of the Inye, a tablet computer designed for the African market. According to the 29-year-old entrepreneur, his machine's key selling point is its price - $350 opposed to around $700 for an iPad. He believes that, because of this, there is a big market for it in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, particularly amongst students. He is also hoping to sell his tablet - which runs on the Google Android operating system - to the Nigerian government and plans to have at least one computer in each local government area." Mobile phones have had a huge impact on Africa, so just imagine what tablets, with their larger screens and easier access to the web, can do. Amazing initiative.
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It depends
by WorknMan on Fri 20th Jul 2012 20:03 UTC
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Whether or not this will be a win for Android depends on whether the tablet is any good.

I've seen a lot of well-intentioned Fandroids recommending cheap tablets as an alternative to an iPad. Only problem is that pretty much all of them (including the Kindle Fire) suck ass, so by recommending these things, you can be pretty much assured that any/all of the following things will happen:

1. They're going to have a bad experience with it, and they'll probably blame it on Android
2. They'll tell all their friends about how horrible Android is, further entrenching the belief that Android is nothing but a laggy, fragmented piece of crap
3. It pretty much assures that if they do buy another tablet, it'll probably be running iOS.

Moral to the story? It's better for people to buy an iPad than a craptastic Android tablet. Sure, there are some great Android tablets out there, but don't try to sell people on the cheap shit, unless it's actually worthwhile (like the Nexus 7), because doing so causes more harm than good in the end. That is, of course, assuming you're not trying to make people hate Android ;)

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