Android based tablets....anybody have one yet? Reviews?

  • silverfox

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    Jun 25, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    Here let me clear this up first:

    Those that have ipads yes we know they are the best, there will never be anything better and everything apple does is the best!

    Ok...

    So I am not looking for comparisons to ipads here. I am an android guy and would only be interested in an android based tablet. So.....anyone have one yet?

    I am particularly interested in the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet...
    Seems to have gotten the best reviews of android tabs that I have seen so far. Do you have an android tab that you really like other than this one?

    Maybe tell me what you use your tablet for .... uses that might be more convenient than using your laptop etc. Best apps etc.

    Thanks guys! I got the itch to get one!

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:27 PM GMT
    I used and Archos 101 for a couple of weeks and found it great, like anything else it takes getting used to.

    Probably not as smooth as I would have liked but very usable.

    Personally I think I'd tend to go for a windows powered device purely as it's an interface I'm used to using, that said I won't hold my breath as anything powered my Microsoft windows is likely to be clumsy and slow.

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I've had the Archos 70 with Android 2.2 since February and I love it. Perfect size to read books too.
  • silverfox

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    Jun 25, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI've had the Archos 70 with Android 2.2 since February and I love it. Perfect size to read books too.


    Wow guys and if I am not mistaken this Archos tab was featured yesterday both on Woot.com and as the Amazon Deal of the Day for $179! Guess I blew it....but I really want that Samsung Galaxy (I have the phone already and love it).

    I just think it is a bit steep in price and perhaps a few kinks will be ironed out in the weeks to come....
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    I think the Galaxy Tab is the one to get. The specs are great and the hardware itself is the nicest of the bunch. And it will probably be the tablet of choice for custom hacks/ROMs, if you choose to explore that route.

    Personally, I don't have a use for a tablet.. yet. I want to see what sort of native Honeycomb apps will come in the near future. Because I hear running regular Android apps on a tablet is a mediocre experience. But it's a matter of time. A lot of companies are realizing that Android is just as popular as iOS. So the apps will come eventually. Also considering that Amazon has their Android app store, AND they will be releasing their own Android tablet soon.
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    Jun 25, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    I'm waiting for a decent 7" Android tablet, I'd happily give up my iPad for one. The iPad is just far too big and conspicuous to read on the bus or Tube without people noseying in on what I'm reading... especially if it's Gay Times magazine icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    give it time SONY will release something that will kick the i-pad's ass
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    Jun 25, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    I have an iPad but am looking for an Android tablet. The iPad is simply too limited in its capabilities (no Flash, compatibility issues with various web sites - eg, Facebook) though I'm hearing glowing reviews from friends on the Galaxy. I'm thinking the Galaxy is the way to go.
  • Anto

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    Jun 25, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
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    Jun 25, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    Kinda bummed it uses a proprietary port. But I guess it helps keep the unit slim. But I would have at least liked an on-board HDMI port. I think tablets are pretty handy for hooking up to a large TV or projector for presentations, or for picture slideshows.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/08/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-review/
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/17/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-limited-edition-review/