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Old December 24, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Android Tablets, What one do you have? why do you like/hate it?

So I wanted to make a form about android tablets.

I want to know what people like and hate about the ones they own.
Bellow is an example of what I mean with my own android tablets.

I own
Asus Transformer
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Transformer likes:
Hdmi native
micro SD native
3.2.1 very niiiice
extremely fast
Super clear screen
Great battery

The Size and feel compared to the Tab and iPad 2
No 4.0 yet but soon we hope
No 3G
Dont Like Brown would rather have a nice matte black or Silver even white

Tab 10.1 Likes:
Great weight
Super thin
Nice screen
Clear Screen
Battery life that goes for days
Fast OS even though its older 3.1
Kies is well done for the most part

Wifi Range so sad:(
doesnt have a modern OS (did for a day then samsung pulled it)
Cheap plastic feel
Camera Quality is horrible

I have owned both tablets for about 1.5 months and in my family my wife has already stopped using her macbook cuz the tablet is so much more practical.

Now whats everyone else's Opinions of their Android Devices?
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Old December 24, 2011, 02:58 PM
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if i could afford a prime i would but they are so much $
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Old December 25, 2011, 01:32 PM
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G running on Android 3.2, feels very snappy since the upgrade and I still find the browsing experience to be the best of its kind.
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Old January 1, 2012, 10:02 AM
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I picked up the Tab 10.1 for (basically) free from RBC rewards mistake.

I guess it's fine, I haven't used other Android tablets much.

The 10.1 wifi has the 3.2 upgrade in the US, Samsung Canada just hasn't pushed it out. I'll probably just look at rooting it and installing CM on it in the future at some point.
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Old January 2, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I have a Xoom running ICS via the team Eos nightlies and love it.

No 3/4G or Camera supported yet, but dont use either.

Things I love about the Xoom?

It is a road warrior and with the Otterbox shell I have no worries about breaking it even with kids around it. The batteries are user replaceable. Seems to have allot of support from the ROM community. You can OC the snot out of it and still have pretty impressive battery life with custom profiles and deep sleep. Sensors galore!

Things I dont like.

Tn panel, nuff said. It is pretty heavy. Motorola support in Canada is piss poor (thats why I really urge anyone that has one to learn how to run custom roms).

Looking forward to Tegra 3. Will grab something to replace my xoom and the wife can have it. After getting the Xoom she never uses much else to surf with too.
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Old January 2, 2012, 09:33 AM
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I have Toshiba AT100 (called the Thrive in the US). Here is my initial thread on this tablet: Toshiba tablet (AT100/Thrive): initial impressions

Here is some updated info from that thread:
- full size USB and HDMI
- USB handles any jump drive I throw at it no problem, right out of the box.
- USB port can use a USB keyboard and mouse right out of the box. I plugged in a wireless USB dongle, and was able to use a wireless keyboard and mouse instantly. If you include the HDMI out, it is very possible to use this tablet like a PC, without any type of dock. Just us the existing ports.
- full-sized HDMI works great at 720p on my televisions. Just plug in the cable and it works. The display mirrors (no extended). Audio is sent to the TV via HDMI as you would expect.
- SD cards mount no problem
- battery life is good, and is user-replaceable without voiding warranty.
- solid wireless N connections
- replaceable battery, without voiding warranty
- Honeycomb version 3.1 stock. 3.2 is now available as an update in Canada, and works great. Tegra 2 performs good. Very responsive.
- full charge in about an hour. See cons below, however.

- its a bit thick, due to the replaceable back and full-sized ports. Does not feel as nice in your hand as a Galaxy Tab, which I have also used.
- the battery charger is the same size as a small laptop adapter. No USB charging.
- US reviews of the same unit mention that the Thrive comes with Logmein Ignition. Seems the Canadian version does not.

So far, really liking this tablet. Toshiba has said that Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in the US for the Thrive, so hopefully it will make it to Canadian units as well. Latest OS available is Honeycomb 3.2. The biggest complaint I guess would be its' thickness, but that was something I was willing to give up for the awesome port selection and replaceable battery.
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Old January 2, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Sony Tablet S here, so far I really like it, nice screen, remote control app, integration with Sony reader etc..

Some of the built in Apps have problems reading from an additional SD Card
Cheers; Snarl

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Old January 2, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Not android, but got the gf's daughter a BB playbookfor a x-mas gift, it is being returned today lol, battery life/charging problems after 4 days use...
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Old January 3, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Been rocking a Transformer (non prime) and love it.

No major issues. Especially love using it to watch netflixs anywhere in my house as it gets great reception.

Cons - No ICS yet
and now for something completely different

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Old January 17, 2012, 08:22 PM
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I have the LePan TC970. It was on amazon.ca for boxing day, $169.
Great 10 inch tab, but only running froyo. LePan states will not be upgraded.
Waiting for custom roms, we will see.
But it runs everything i have tried on it so far.
Great screen and solid construction.
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