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Old 04-06-2017, 23:25   #1
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Android Tablet

There was an Android Superfast 9" Quad. Core Tablet advertised in the Sunday Post for 89' 8GB from pressplayshopping, I was going to buy it for my husband as he would be a beginner to technology, Does anyone know if it is a good one or any suggestions, . I am used to my Apple I Pad , Don't know enough obout Android ,
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Re: Android Tablet

Hi Nashville,
Please read this article before buying from this company.
Personally, I'd stay well clear of them.

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Old 05-06-2017, 10:50   #3
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Thanks for this link, Looks like a dodgy lot, I will look elsewhere for one,
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Re: Android Tablet

For a cheap but reasonable useful tablet, you might want to consider the Amazon Fire HD

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01J94YS8C/

It's not a 'full' Android tablet as it doesn't have the Google Play store, but it does have most of the popular apps, and of course is fully hooked in to Amazon.
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Re: Android Tablet

Or if he wants a big screen and money is no object there is always the Virgin Media Telly Tablet http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/mobile/showtime.html
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Re: Android Tablet

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For a cheap but reasonable useful tablet, you might want to consider the Amazon Fire HD

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01J94YS8C/

It's not a 'full' Android tablet as it doesn't have the Google Play store, but it does have most of the popular apps, and of course is fully hooked in to Amazon.
I have just got a fire HD it's not bad at all
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Re: Android Tablet

What do you mean by " its hooked into Amazon ? The price seems OK as it would be his first one and just a beginner, Does it still connect through my Internet, ( Virgin ).

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Or if he wants a big screen and money is no object there is always the Virgin Media Telly Tablet http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/mobile/showtime.html
Trying to keep the price down Thanks
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What do you mean by " its hooked into Amazon ? The price seems OK as it would be his first one and just a beginner, Does it still connect through my Internet, ( Virgin ).
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Trying to keep the price down Thanks
I have a Kindle Fire and mine connects to the internet via my VM WiFi. It is an Amazon tablet so you get the apps via Amazon in the same way as as other tablets use Google Play, or Apple's dedicated store. With the Kindle you also have access direct to the Kindle version of a vast range of books, many of which are free or just 99p. If you have Amazon Prime there are even more options.

A tad simplistic but this links will give you a good idea of what the Fire does.
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Kindle-Fire
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Re: Android Tablet

The fire tablets run a custom version of Android and it is only the amazon app store and the kindle store that are available.
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Re: Android Tablet

Thanks. I understand it a bit more now ,
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Re: Android Tablet

Also check out Amazon Underground where there are paid apps for free. Some/most will show an ad on startup and some other ads of varying degrees but you don't pay real money. Some even have in app purchases free which can save much more money.
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Amazon Underground and it's free apps are being removed soon.
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Re: Android Tablet

I just put the google App Store on my fire and if I can do it it can't be that hard.
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Re: Android Tablet

Also, the tablet info from them does not seem to specify how much RAM, and 512k is just PAINFUL - if you don't have at least 1MB, then it's got hardly any RAM free after the obligatory background stuff is loaded.

Might be worth watching hotukdeals for offers
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/leno...-argos-2712442
A few bones picked with it, but with 2GB RAM, at least it will be choke free

Or the odd pick from groupon, not sure if code FIRST still works - but they also do a lot of crappy 512k RAM models
https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/10-a...skygo-tablet-2
Interesting, a 10 incher with a SIM slot, does that make it a phablet? Could also operate as an extremely large satnav, with offline map and online traffic via mobile data (Here maps operates this way if you have data allowed and an offline map loaded)
Rather dated KitKat (4.4) Android though

10 incher with Lollipop (5.1) Android, with HDMI (can connect to a TV)
https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/time...sd-memory-card

https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/koca...android-tablet
34.99 for a 7 inch with 1MB RAM (8GB flash, typically about 5GB usable) - I paid that for my crappy 512k model, and while I doubt this will be a stellar performer, with 1MB it would at least TRY to run most things.

If you can catch a Kindle Fire next time it's offered at 34.99, it's probably a better one AFTER sideloading google play store
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Re: Android Tablet

Have just bought an Acer Iconia one 10 from Argos on offer at 99.99. That's 30 off for the blue case but still full price for black. Great buy for the money.

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6745431
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