Hein (fub) wrote,
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Android tablet

I have been looking at tablets lately. I don't want an iPad for obvious reasons, and the alternative is Android, which serves us really well on our phone. However, I would want a 10" tablet, and something that at least runs Honeycomb (that's version 3.x of Android, which is optimised for tablets). And since this would be a non-essential gadget, I don't want to spend a lot of money on it.

All that meant that we didn't have a tablet, until today.

I've found a description of a tablet that cost EUR 200 at the Blokker (of all places!) and a description on how to update it to Android Ice Cream Sandwich -- which is the newest Android version, which unifies the phones and tablets into one core.
Updating the tablet was painless and worked totally as advertised. So now we have a 10" tablet running Android 4.0.1, and it cost way, way less than many, many competing tablets.

It does seem that ICS is still bleeding edge at the moment, though -- a lot of applications are not available for tablets running ICS. But the things that do run, work quite smooth. The tablet even plays 720p MKV videos smoothly, which offers interesting entertainment opportunities.
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