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Old July 29th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I watched a review on YouTube and the guy had a hard time with the keyboard. It kept mistyping and getting the wrong letter(s). Is there a keyboard calibration tool like on my HTC Incredible?
The instructions indicate there is, but I have not found it, even following the directions.

Every time I try to reset it to factory defaults it shuts down.

/edit: they are already working on a patch for it:
http://www.augenus.com/indexhome.html/News.html

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So far what everyone's said is true.

1. TCC8900 board seems to be straight references design ( as a matter of fact, the settings info says it's an "EVALUATION BOARD" ). The chipset can run UP TO 800Mhz, but nominally operates around 500Mhz.

2. It is in fact, resistive.

3. I've run across a problem that I'm looking into, and will update you all on.

For ANYONE considering purchasing the unit, if you do, create a whole other gmail account for the tablet. DO NOT reuse the same email address account as you might have for any other Android device.

I'll update everyone more tomorrow after I've had a chance to speak to someone at Augen USA.
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So far what everyone's said is true.

For ANYONE considering purchasing the unit, if you do, create a whole other gmail account for the tablet. DO NOT reuse the same email address account as you might have for any other Android device.

I'll update everyone more tomorrow after I've had a chance to speak to someone at Augen USA.
And please elaborate on that point regarding gmail.
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And please elaborate on that point regarding gmail.
I would imagine for the same reason I am thinking of changing the email to a dummy Gmail account. You cannot reset the device to factory defaults if you decide to return it.
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Liqdfire is on the right track......

I am presently unable to reset to factory defaults on this unit. I've not only opened a ticket, but I spoke to someone internally to Augen about the issue.
They are supposedly issuing a patch by this afternoon for a couple of other issues ( one of which I had also run across...unable to download apps from the marketplace, and the amount of available/installed memory wasn't being reported properly ). I was told I'd get some sort of response regarding the factory reset issue today as well.

It helps being local to the company, but hopefully they'll get on this right away.

Besides these issues, I do have some real quips with the unit. The least of which are as follows:

1. Not accelerometer ( i.e. you CANNOT rotate the desktop ). Mucho sadness.

2. Battery life. Even shut off, the battery did NOT enter sleep mode. From a 100% charge at midnight last night, it was already down to 20% as of this morning.

3. Button placements on the back are wonky. They're all together, the labelling is very difficult to see ( and I have good eyesight ), and it's too easy to tap the wrong button.

4. There's NO directional pad ( I'm sorry, but I'm old school, and I have to have my cursors ).

5. There is no brightness control. Oh, the control is there in settings ( well, Spare Parts app ), but it doesn't actually DO anything. There is no software control of the brightness, and there is no brightness dial on the unit.

6. The audio jack is 2.5mm" ( but in their defense, they're offering a 2.5 to 3.5 converter jack for free to owners, and will ship with built-in 3.5mm jacks in the future ).

7. Includes a simulated Baseband. This means that the board actually has some sort of support for a 3G ( presumably ) radio, but is not attached, and therefore, the build simulates it. This is evidenced by the fac tthat despite there being no radio there's an "E" icon on the notification bar, along with an "R" icon with 4 bars ( This being presumably being the simulated radio ).

8. There is NO haptic (vibration) feedback, though the selection is there in the settings menus. Key presses will only include visual cues, or in case you turn on sound feedback, you'll get the familiar click-clack sound.

On the positive side ( You knew there had to be )

ROOT !!! This thing comes with ROOT enabled out of the BOX !
ADB will immediately immediately recognize the device ( 0123456789ABCDEF is it's ID ).


As I hear/find out more...I'll post it here.
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1. No accellerometer
Can you ask about software rotate?
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Can you ask about software rotate?
This confuses me actually, because all of the other Chinese/Korean prototypes folks have seen, all had accelerometer's built in.
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The hacking and cracking appears to be under way...[Official] Augen Gentouch78 Rooting and Development [WIP] - xda-developers
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took mine apart, pics of the inside
xda-developers - View Single Post - [Official] Augen Gentouch78 Rooting and Development [WIP]
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I can almost BET that they pushed the tablet to market to be the first to have it for SALE. It's actually a bold market move if you think about it. It's a cheap android tablet that the community is gobbling up quickly.

XDA is prob working OT to get a stable release out to the early adopters.
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heres more Information on the Augen GenTouch

Augen Gentouch Now Available in K-Mart Android Tablet Buzz
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Picked one up yesterday. Nice unit, turn off live wallpaper and it is quick enough. Market doesn't work, but that has already been stated. I can however load .apk's from the SD card. One curious behavior, the display can rotate, if you run Kindle it rotates 90 degrees, if you don't home out, but go to another running program it stays in portrait oreientation, so it can do it. Just have to figure out if there is a way to keep in portrait or not.

KMart in suburban Pittsburgh, still had 3 as of yesterday afternoon whenI picked mine up.
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There is a fix for the market. see the XDA thread posted earlier for the fix. it allows you to download apps but not protected apps. but its better then nothing.
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okay, i picked one up yesterday but can't get it to work. the wifi setup said it's connected to my router, but internet, mail, or youtube no go. i need to at least get the wifi to work to be able to do anything with it.

also, it has some apps that i think they forgot to remove. i see 'dev tools' with 'terminal emulator' as an option under it. any one else have these out-of-box? why would they have this here for end users?

edit: i exchanged it and the wifi is working on this one, but it also contains 'dev tools'. interesting. haven't had time to play with it much yet. going to read through all the xda posts to see what i can learn about this thing.
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Checked my local Kmart today for one of these, they didnt have any (had a display sign though for it) THey wouldnt give me a raincheck for it though they told me they are getting a shipment of stuff tomorrow, and told me to call in the morning so thats what im going to do. Hoping to get my hands on one of these, we only have one kmart in the whole area. I really want one of these to do some developing and modding on.
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Just called them a few minutes ago, there shipment came in late and they wont know if they have any till this afternoon.

Anyone else having any luck getting any of these tablets or the augen android netbook? I saw a few of the tablets on ebay, but i really don't want to pay extra for a device who's whole attraction is how cheap it is.

Any luck?
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I stopped into one of the few remaining K-marts in Phoenix last night and inquired regarding the availability of the Augen. According to the rather bored looking dude in Electronics they received a total of 4 units in, they sold out within 2 hours of the store opening, and they haven't seen any additional units since.

I also asked if any other stores in the area had any. He said nobody locally has any in stock... and they could probably sell 100 of them if they could get a delivery.
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i'm currently at the beach about 3 hours away from a real city, but they have a little kmart here that still have 4-5 from original shipment. i was surprised and good thing they had more than one, cuz i had to exchange for one with working wifi.

anyway, the moral of the story is you might have to go long distance for one.
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Not so fast I'm afraid, saw this on Engadget: Augen's Kmart tablet and smartbook won't have Google-branded apps from now on -- Engadget
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To the guys who has it: will it worth my $150 through my rain check to try this device out?
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Yes...it was a little rough at first, but now that we have CLockwork mod recovery, an update that includes better calibration, AND an update that adds root with SU Permissions, a fix for the /cache issue once you've done the market work around, and a Nexus 1 boot animation as a cherry on top...

It's running rather nicely for me..got ADW Launcher, RotateD( for auto Landscape, Portrait rotation ).

So far the only applications I haven't been able to run are apps that require the accelerometer, and ones that MUST have GPS.

For some reason GLBenchmark will not run at present, but I've reported that already. OpenGL does work because I've used several example test suites that test OpenGL support, and I was surprised by how smooth this little guy ran at 600Mhz.

Mind you, I'm not saying I'm 100% happy with it. Not quite, but is it worth the investment to "test the waters"..definitely...someone already working on optimizing the Dalvik JVM for the TCC8902 ( the GT's processor ), so even w/o Froyo ( which, as I understand it, is being worked on ) this little guy should be reasonably responsive.

As with everything....your mileage may vary.
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For the record...I do NOT work for, nor am I affiliated with Augen.
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For the record...I do NOT work for, nor am I affiliated with Augen.
I;ve had mine for only a few hours, and other than applying the callibration patch havent really had time to work with it.

unfortunately from reading how easily everyone else is getting hooked up, I may have a dead WIFI and have to return.

I'll work with it a little while lonmger and see if maybe its me.

Otherwise I have to say for $150 this is pretty cool

LOUD too.

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Does the "popular e-book formats" include .cbr files (comic books)?

I'm looking for a cheap, decent sized, tablet to read some comics on.
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Yes...it was a little rough at first, but now that we have CLockwork mod recovery, an update that includes better calibration, AND an update that adds root with SU Permissions, a fix for the /cache issue once you've done the market work around, and a Nexus 1 boot animation as a cherry on top...

It's running rather nicely for me..got ADW Launcher, RotateD( for auto Landscape, Portrait rotation ).

So far the only applications I haven't been able to run are apps that require the accelerometer, and ones that MUST have GPS.

For some reason GLBenchmark will not run at present, but I've reported that already. OpenGL does work because I've used several example test suites that test OpenGL support, and I was surprised by how smooth this little guy ran at 600Mhz.

Mind you, I'm not saying I'm 100% happy with it. Not quite, but is it worth the investment to "test the waters"..definitely...someone already working on optimizing the Dalvik JVM for the TCC8902 ( the GT's processor ), so even w/o Froyo ( which, as I understand it, is being worked on ) this little guy should be reasonably responsive.

As with everything....your mileage may vary.
I'm so pissed that my local kmart doesn't have this in stock, and flat computing (I preordered a flatpad) is first talking out of its behind and is plagued with specification problems that I'm thinking of getting an iPad (but I won't, since I love the expandable memory and USB connectivity). I guess I'll just be patient to get these two devices that is cheaper than an iPad all together!
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Can anybody explain to me how you are to get the updates on to the device? I need the calibration tool as well as all of the other updates. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get them on the tablet. When I mount it to my computer, the micro SD card is not listed as a drive, just the tablet. I also have Windows 7 64 bit on my main computer but my husband's computer still has Windows XP so I even tried to download the main updat file but still can't get it to work. I have called the company but get put on hold then sent to a voice mail to leave a message. All in all, it's not a bad device. I can't get the Market to work. I was able to download one app but then that quit working. I did load Slide and it works fine but doesn't have all the apps that the Market does. I also went to XDA's site but really don't understand how they are getting the device updated. Thanks in advance.
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i got one, and im not too thrilled with it. my nexus one is better in every aspect except for screen size.

the screen quality was completely horrible untill it was charged enough. i plugged it in and started using it right away.

i only got pandora and some stupid airhorn app from the market, just to see if it worked. once i found out those two worked, nothing else would download. everything i clicked on would say "downloading" but the progress bar never showed any transfer.

id say its worth the 175+ that it is now, only if you want a cheap tablet for wifi access. typing with out the stylus (that is stuck in the top left corner) is very frustrating.

if you have a small enough laptop or powerful enough phone, id recomend holding off on this thing unless you are savy at all the rooting and hacking stuff.
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[Official] Augen Gentouch78 Rooting and Development [Working Android Market!] - xda-developers

IKRAUSE: I typed a reply that blew up. but grab that link, bookmark it and read the WHOLE thing (yes its 40+ pages) cut and paste what you find interesting, they have done GREAT things there. I now wish I'd bought 2 AUgens. As for installations, you BEST bet (not easiest, just best) install the Android SDK to your XP PC and work from there. You will find everything works MUSH better.

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There are articles on the Augen Gentouch 78 at Liliputing. It mentions that the Gentouch 78 had the Android Market but it was without permission. I read that future ones won't have it.

There are files for the Augen Gentouch to download from the Augen site that is suppose to recalibrate the screen. There are other files to help patch the USB drivers. It is free to join the support site. Since my Gentouch did not have a users manual, I am hoping to download it from their site but it does not seem to have it, yet.

When I bought my Augen Gentouch 78 from K-Mart in Trenton New Jersey, there was a problem with it charging. The power port was missing a pin but I was able to fix it. I had tried for a week for another to come in to K-Mart but it did not. It was suppose to have two USB cables but mine only had one. I upgraded it with a 4 gig micro sd card. It works nicely.

I am looking for Android apps to try on it.
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There are articles on the Augen Gentouch 78 at Liliputing. It mentions that the Gentouch 78 had the Android Market but it was without permission. I read that future ones won't have it.

There are files for the Augen Gentouch to download from the Augen site that is suppose to recalibrate the screen. There are other files to help patch the USB drivers. It is free to join the support site. Since my Gentouch did not have a users manual, I am hoping to download it from their site but it does not seem to have it, yet.

When I bought my Augen Gentouch 78 from K-Mart in Trenton New Jersey, there was a problem with it charging. The power port was missing a pin but I was able to fix it. I had tried for a week for another to come in to K-Mart but it did not. It was suppose to have two USB cables but mine only had one. I upgraded it with a 4 gig micro sd card. It works nicely.

I am looking for Android apps to try on it.
BIg Guy.

I got the manual with mine and it only shows 1 USB cable in the box. SOunds like you got a returned item.

2 things I would do immediately

1) go to AugunUS.com and get the support files, there are 4 to download, one patch and 3 apk's they will help.
2) look earlier in this thread for the post I made to XDA-developers it is a GREAT link that is now over 90 pages and has TONS of great information and how to's

You will get SO much more than your $150 worth if you read that thread!

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I got the manual with mine and it only shows 1 USB cable in the box. SOunds like you got a returned item.

2 things I would do immediately

1) go to AugunUS.com and get the support files, there are 4 to download, one patch and 3 apk's they will help.
2) look earlier in this thread for the post I made to XDA-developers it is a GREAT link that is now over 90 pages and has TONS of great information and how to's

You will get SO much more than your $150 worth if you read that thread!

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mindwave, sounds like you still have yours and happy with what the devs able to do so far with it. i'm still within my 30-day return policy, have read through the 80+ pages of xda, applied the augen patches, but have hold off on applying the rest from xda.

i'm waffling because i really like the samsung galaxy tab, but have a feeling it will cost too much. but, if i return the augen, i'll have $150 already toward it.
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mindwave, sounds like you still have yours and happy with what the devs able to do so far with it. i'm still within my 30-day return policy, have read through the 80+ pages of xda, applied the augen patches, but have hold off on applying the rest from xda.

i'm waffling because i really like the samsung galaxy tab, but have a feeling it will cost too much. but, if i return the augen, i'll have $150 already toward it.
Not sure about your K-Mart but ours has a 90 return policy and I'm pretty sure this it company policy. I plan to exercise mine because even with these fixes and patches this device just doesn't fit my needs. If it was capacitive I could possibly live with the rest of the shortcomings but the display just makes anything other than video watching and web browsing painful. Forget trying to type anything because it's a PITA. I don't even want to IM on it because I can type 14x faster on my Droid. It's alright and a 2.2 ROM would make a world of difference but ultimately the screen is the hardware part holding it back.
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Not sure about your K-Mart but ours has a 90 return policy and I'm pretty sure this it company policy. I plan to exercise mine because even with these fixes and patches this device just doesn't fit my needs. If it was capacitive I could possibly live with the rest of the shortcomings but the display just makes anything other than video watching and web browsing painful. Forget trying to type anything because it's a PITA. I don't even want to IM on it because I can type 14x faster on my Droid. It's alright and a 2.2 ROM would make a world of difference but ultimately the screen is the hardware part holding it back.
ummm...thanks, but i didn't read anything you wrote as the whole time i was staring at your user profile pict... j/k yes, 90 days would be better...
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mindwave, sounds like you still have yours and happy with what the devs able to do so far with it. i'm still within my 30-day return policy, have read through the 80+ pages of xda, applied the augen patches, but have hold off on applying the rest from xda.

i'm waffling because i really like the samsung galaxy tab, but have a feeling it will cost too much. but, if i return the augen, i'll have $150 already toward it.

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I guess it REALLY depens on what you are looking to do with it. When you realize what a PAD is in comparison to a NETBOOK you can see immediately the differences, now for $550 there are some netbooks out there that have had the kayboards stripped off and a touch screen atached, but that brings you right back to big, bulky and slow.

I bought the Augen initially as an alternative to a straight E-reader for my wife. Knowing that no matter WHAT she gets I will end up being her support I am hanging on to it for a few weeks getting it setuop EXACTLY the way I know she'll want it before giving it to her.

However, the more time I spend with it the more I wish I had bought 2. My initial plan was to oder a 10" for myself at months end, but from everythng I have heard, plus NOW people are gettings theirs impounded for improper FCC I'm sriously considering buying another one.

someone on another frum says he has his for sale with all the patches applied.

if I can get it for a good pice, or the same as what I paid for my wifes I will buy it and just stock $ away until spring and then see what shakes out.

either way the sheer amount i have LEARNED has made this a GREAT device for me.

but when I see guys saying "well if it had a capacitive screen"

well if it had a capacitive screen it wouldnt cost under $200 now would it?

people look at their phones and dont realize that the tablets dont have a cell phone company tied to them offse4tting a MAJOR porton of the cost of the HW

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well if it had a capacitive screen it wouldnt cost under $200 now would it?
Of course it would and I would GLADLY pay additional for this as it would make the unit substantially more usable to me. I get frustrated by the Augen and how it constantly selects items when you're simply trying to scroll or taking 8 swipes to change home screens or drop down the notification bar and don't even get me started on the nightmare that is typing. I've said on numerous forums numerous times that I realize this stuff costs money and I've even said I would pay twice as much as the Augen for a capacitive display and a few other features that should be standard by now.

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Nope, I realize it and am willing to pay. If I could go down to K-Mart today and buy the same tablet in a 10" capacitive display with high capacity battery, HDMI out, external volume control, auto brightness adjust with cameras front and back, ability to charge via USB, a solid version of 2.2 and a few other things I would even pay as much as $400-$500 to get all of that.
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$200 or so i think is the right price for a 7" android 2.1 or 2.2 tablet. The Witech A81-E is almost right there. the Augen is cheaper, so lacks options. i'm gonna see what they roll out on 8/20 before i root it and all that. too bad they have that problem with google (why not other android tablets floating around out there right now i wonder?) it has been quite an education, so i'm glad i bought it.

oh, i do hate the kinds that are tied to a service company. i guess that's how they justify a lower initial price for people who want one (they are making a killing off of the smartphone racket).
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Of course it would and I would GLADLY pay additional for this as it would make the unit substantially more usable to me. I get frustrated by the Augen and how it constantly selects items when you're simply trying to scroll or taking 8 swipes to change home screens or drop down the notification bar and don't even get me started on the nightmare that is typing. I've said on numerous forums numerous times that I realize this stuff costs money and I've even said I would pay twice as much as the Augen for a capacitive display and a few other features that should be standard by now.

I think thats what the called, oh wait, I know it, an IPAD


Nope, I realize it and am willing to pay. If I could go down to K-Mart today and buy the same tablet in a 10" capacitive display with high capacity battery, HDMI out, external volume control, auto brightness adjust with cameras front and back, ability to charge via USB, a solid version of 2.2 and a few other things I would even pay as much as $400-$500 to get all of that.
I think thats what the called, oh wait, I know it, an IPAD
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$200 or so i think is the right price for a 7" android 2.1 or 2.2 tablet. The Witech A81-E is almost right there. the Augen is cheaper, so lacks options. i'm gonna see what they roll out on 8/20 before i root it and all that. too bad they have that problem with google (why not other android tablets floating around out there right now i wonder?) it has been quite an education, so i'm glad i bought it.

oh, i do hate the kinds that are tied to a service company. i guess that's how they justify a lower initial price for people who want one (they are making a killing off of the smartphone racket).

BA, I agree, and if it were not for the fact of the ABSOLUTE hooror stories in the "1st generation" of the tablets I probably would have imported one for my wife, as it is I believe that I finally have it 100% where she needs it (someone in another forum was able to get me the ONLY app I needed from the market, its a freebie, but its ONLY available in the market)

as for why the other have the market, I REALLY think that you would be hard pressed to find too many that actually have it.

Those that do truly have access to Android Market I believe have a hack that just hasnt been found out by Google yet.

Augen being sold in the US was BOUND to get googles attention.

There was a story yesterday of someones Zenithink (i believe) getting confiscated by the feds at the border for NOT being FCC compliant.

the WORSE part of that story is that the vendor listed it as a $25 value to avoid taxes, so now the hopes of the guy ever getting it are probably slim.

me, I would pay $300 for a good 10" tablet that worked was reasonably quick and had access to the google apps.

Right now, I'm waiting another 10 days, but if had to buy today it wold be the A81E or a ZT180
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All this is, is a toy to get us Android geeks busy until the real Android tablets start coming out later this year and next year. I'd gladly buy this and put it in the bathroom to replace my circa 1990 Yahtzee game.
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You're right! As long as you overlook everything that I'm looking for. Price range $400-$500, Android based, external removable storage, HDMI output, automatic screen brightness, cameras front and rear... blah blah blah. If I wanted an iPad I would buy an iPad. I don't.
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Default Got one for my kid's 12'th Birthday; we like it.

I've become a Linux user but I'm new to Android, so bare with me.

Wifi was cake to set up. I put in our home network and boom, connected. Remembers everything on start up.

I think the screen is very nice. Good picture. Plays flash very well. Video quality is good.

Buttons on back are a little odd at first, but there's only four, and I've already started to remember what they are without looking. Not a big deal.

We did encounter the app store not working, but a few of you have already said it's being fixed with a patch, so good enough. We'll look into that.

Seems to run maybe 6 hours on a charge before asking to be plugged in. That will probably vary on type of usage. That's more than my laptop goes though, by a long shot.

Overall I think it's extremely cool, and I can't help thinking I should have bought the kid a new Wii game and got this thing for myself.

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Can this device print to a wireless printer?? just wondering if I can type a paper and then print or if I still have to use desktop computer to do it. thanks
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Can this device print to a wireless printer?? just wondering if I can type a paper and then print or if I still have to use desktop computer to do it. thanks

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