Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Liamo_210, Nov 17, 2012.
Think this could be my last post until lunchtime... busy day at work!!
Just stumbled across this thread & it's definitely a welcome addition to A/F.
Anyone actually own the DROID XYBOARD, or even know of someone who owns this rare bird?
It's actually a nice tablet, but, more than likely stuck on ICS 4.0.4,which isn't too shabby,but, would be a long-term keeper w/JB.
Anyone w/links for development on this lonely soul of a tablet feel free to PM, post here, or in the barren desert known as the XYBOARD Forum.
I don't have the Tab 2, but I experienced both 2nd Honeycomb genTouchWiz UI and new ICS TouchWiz UI from Samsung on my Tab plus. Personally, I actually prefer Samsung's handling of the notification bar and onscreen navigation keys as opposed to the stock version, where the entire bottom bar is dedicated to three keys only, with the top reserved for the notification bar, kinda like an oversized phone. At least with samsung, you get that few mm on the top for the rest of your homescreen, and the bottom bar isn't so bare. Plus you get a screenshot button that works inside ANY app. And yes it can be changed to various options, like appdrawer (if you want to use a different homescreen) or search.
That's a little redundant, n'est-ce pas?
It's working out pretty good for me. I do like it with ICS. One reason I purchased the Tab2 instead of a N7 was the keyboard, it was the student edition when I bought it.
Mikedt, I'll stick with the Belgium Beer, Budweiser!
I have a BT Zagg keyboard for my N7. Not the perfect solution but works quite well. Not a huge fan of typing on large screens since I have small thumbs.
Wasn't able to use ICS on my 10.1, but their interface on honeycomb wasn't terribly intrusive.
Never really got into Aurulux. I was/am totally hooked on Osmosis both on tab & PC though.
I'll need to look in to that Plague game everyone's going on about too.
Good way to waste a couple of hours, without noticing!
I have a xoom 2 media edition wich is the Xyboard 8.2 they just have a different name for it in europe. It is a really good tablet but since it didnt sell brilliantly motorola have seem to pushed it aside. It really should get JB as its well capable but it looks like it wont. Ah well
Thanks for the feedback. I think it was saptech that has the tab 2?
Just had a play around with a nexus 4 in work. I want one even more know
Given that the OG XOOM (WI-FI only) upgrades have been frozen @ JB 4.1.1, & the XOOM2/XYBOARD line has better specs, one would think that MOTOROLA would continue to support these tablets w/upgrades, as they have yet to offer anything else in their tablet line-up since the introduction of the XOOM2/XYBOARD.
It appears all their efforts are concentrated on their phone line-up ATM, as they've recently dropped support/development of the WEBTOP/LAPDOCK program. Hopefully, they'll stay active in the tablet market & continue to support the XOOM2/XYBOARD w/upgrades,at least until they release a successor to the XOOM2/XYBOARD.
W/O any news/rumors of anything new from MOTOROLA in the tablet segment, one would think that a JB upgrade would be pending, but, the MOTO site doesn't give a hint to the future of the upgrades for these devices one way or the other.
Some JB luv from Santa would be a nice surprise on Christmas morning........
What do you guys use your tablet for?
I currently own a galaxy tab 10.1 rooted with 4.1. With the big buzz surrounding the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, that got me thinking about upgrading my tablet. Which got me thinking, what do I really use this for?
Really, all I do with my tablet is:
- surf the web
- watch youtube videos
- watch netflix videos
- read my kindle books
- I like games, but I'm not a hardcore gamer.
- don't use it for music either
And I feel that's about it. Everything else, I just use my phone since it's always with me.
Anybody else feel like this? Or do you see your tablet as essential as your phone?
There sight has a JB update list but our tab is not on it but atleast its not one of the ones they state wont be getting JB
Back off! I already got dibs on the rental.
Saptech..BISTRO is cool...maybe "do they still make these" needs an upgrade....hmmm...
YE thats pretty much what i use my tab for. i also use it for work but it is in no way as essential as my phone but that dosnt mean you shouldnt get a new one as the better the tab you have the more possibilities. Know im convincing myself to get a new one.
Maybe im missing something but i dont have a clue what you are on about
Surf the web, bit of YouTube/Facebook and some games. Watch Breaking Bad on it and sometimes listen to a bit of music. Handy when I go on the coach down to London, as the 4 hours doesn't seem that bad then.
One of the reasons I haven't upgraded yet is that the A500 has the full sizes USB port and I've seen an app that lets you plug the tablet in to your DSLR and control it from there. Haven't bought it but, while ever I have the A500, it's a possibility.
As I've said earlier in this thread, I really get the feeling that I'm gonna jump ship soon. The A500 section on here doesn't seem to have so many active members... when I first joined, I spent all my time in the DHD section and there was always a buzz in there. There are still quite a few people in there (have been more new people recently)... think that it's quite nice to be part of a busy community... pretty sure that the N7 (or N10 for that matter) sub-forums are likely to be busy for a while to come!
You and me both mate!!
Know I shouldn't, as the wife may not be impressed, but spent a bit of time looking last night
Its worse for me imagine the look i would get when a brand new Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 arive in the door. Just thinking about it makes me shiver. I best not play with fire. But man i would love a Nexus 7.
Here i go again i just cant stop im addicted.
What am I "on" about? If I am mistaking, I was responding lightly to a like-comment you've posted in this comment (#24): Click Here
Are you refereing to that or the "bistro" comment?
Well im off for a bit. Got to get the dinner ready tonight.Thinking of some grileed steaks what do you think.
I was saying i like saptechs signaqture. "This space is for rent"
I wasnt talking about the name e.g Bistro
I see. Yes, the response in part, was a reply to your liking Saptech siggy.
The response concluded with a reply (in this group of doscussion) for Saptech, who replied to "my" post in this discussion regarding your poll of name ideas for this particular "watering hole" where the poll include e.g.Bistro as option #2
If I am mistaken, I am under the impression that this is still an open discussion e.g.. Name ideas.
Yes the names are still an open discussion. I did not add the names D-U-R-X did i think. I voted for the tablet tavern not bistro though
Let me know if there's anything else that needs adding... the poll was started on Monday and, IIRC, runs out at the weekend!