Linked by David Adams on Mon 26th Jul 2010 01:10 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While browsing through dealextreme.com, a popular online shop for electronic products here in Asia, I was really surprised to see several iPad-like tablet computers that are sold for as low as $99 (US). Another surprising thing is that they are all powered by Android.
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their android is old
by lfnuke2 on Mon 26th Jul 2010 09:08 UTC
lfnuke2
Member since:
2010-07-26

These i-pad like devices have a old version of android,
and most of theme are short in memory.

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tool or gadget
by pica on Mon 26th Jul 2010 09:32 in reply to "their android is old"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

If the tablet is a tool for you, Android 1.6 is fine.
If you wear it as a gadget, Android 1.6 is old.

pica

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RE: tool or gadget
by kaiwai on Tue 27th Jul 2010 01:22 in reply to "tool or gadget"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If the tablet is a tool for you, Android 1.6 is fine.
If you wear it as a gadget, Android 1.6 is old.


1.6 is still useless - none of these devices can access the marketplace so one can download Kindle app, Flash is only for Android 2.2, the support is non-existant once you purchase it so don't expect any updates of any form from these vendors and so on. If they really used their brains they would use standard components and a 'off the tree' version of Android which allow the community to take over and offer Android builds as to reduce their costs in the long run.

I was going to purchase one of these el-cheapo pads until I did some reading up on them - sorry, unless you have hours to waste on these pads of pain I suggest you save up a few extra dollars and purchase them from vendors who give a crap about supporting their customers beyond the initial purchase.

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RE: their android is old
by JAlexoid on Wed 28th Jul 2010 15:25 in reply to "their android is old"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

These i-pad like devices have a old version of android,
and most of theme are short in memory.


These guys will be coming out with FroYo based devices within the next month. I already have one pre-production device with ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz and FroYo and another device lined up with MeeGo on i.MX515. The build quality is actually reasonable, but not all do it right.

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