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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ericlmccormick, May 24, 2010.

  1. ericlmccormick

    Thread Starter

    How come no love for devices like the Archos5 and SmartQ7? I was hoping that there might be some discussion out there for these devices because I'm interesting in picking one up, specially if I can root them and put some sweet sweet froyo on it.

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  2. Phases


    Well we just open this forum a few hours ago. Start it up! ;)
  3. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra

    If there is enough interest in specific devices, we'll add sub-forums for them. So yeah... get the ball rolling and chatter it up!
  4. silkchaos

    silkchaos Member

    Personally, I'm waiting for the 10 inch pads.. 5 & 7 just seem to small for normal use (especially since I have a Droid.)
  5. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Android Expert

    A 10 inch HTC tablet with 2.2 and high specs would be good :D
  6. rscaramelo

    rscaramelo Newbie

    I had the Archos 5 for a few days before returning it. Why return it?

    1. I have a Nexus one which is way more powerful and not much smaller.
    2. It was the buggiest device I've ever used. It locked up at least 3 times within a week.
    3. The screen always felt like it needed to be calibrated whereas my smaller Nexus is always perfect.

    If I could find something like it with maybe another inch or 2 on the screen and 2.1 or 2.2 capability, I'd buy it.

  7. ericlmccormick

    Thread Starter

  8. koppit

    koppit Well-Known Member

    Eric: Just my two cents: don't buy it, wait for something better to come along. I tested that device and it ran at 200mhz. It looks identical and comes in the same box; the problem is the factories are bumping specs to get people interested in buying - even the resellers didn't know about it until I pointed it out. Spend another $100 and buy a 7" Archos home tablet, if you're going to make the plunge - you'll at least get a reliable company brand backing it, and most likely an update to 2.x.
  9. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Android Enthusiast

  10. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Android Expert

    No. The $100 Eken M001 is pure garbage. I have one. Slow as a 15 year old PDA. I venture it was running 150mhz. I have 3-4 year old Windows Pocket PC devices that run faster.
    1) NO Android Market Place
    2) Resistive screens.
    3) Slow, Slow
    4) NO GPU. So basically choppy videos, choppy sound

    The SmartQ V5 is a bit better because it does have a DSP and can play HD video. In fact, better than the Droid Incredible. I actually prefer it running Linux. The Smart Qv5 triple boots - Ubuntu for Arm, ANdroid, and Windows CE.
  11. koppit

    koppit Well-Known Member

    Wow, I'm surprised you actually got videos to work on it, I installed youtube and it crashed every. single. time.
  12. I seriously hope they take Android tablets in 2 directions.

    1: We'll call this one "HTC-Sleek". Soft, clean lines running Sense if you like. Appeals to the iPad crowd etc.

    2: This one I like to call "Droid-Solid". Take the solid, box feel of the Moto-Droid and turn it into a tablet. I would buy one of them before I would get a "HTC-Sleek" just because I love the solid feel of the Moto-Droid.

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