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Old 12-01-2011, 01:57 PM   #16
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That is admittedly a good price, but I assume it's a device with lower specs than some? Seems to me that most "full-featured" tablets cost more or less in the same ballpark as the iPad's $499.
It has a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and all of the sensors (2 cams, GPS, etc). The display is 1024x600 and made from gorilla glass. It's running Android Honeycomb (3.2) with a promised upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in January.

Battery life is a bit weak with 3060 mAh vs the 4000 mAh of other 7" tablets; and it does not have an IPS display, so viewing angles suffer. But hey; for $190, I can overlook these shortcomings.
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Jesus, I have no idea why anyone would want a camera on a 7 inch tablet, much less the 2 they require. (Okay, I guess I get video calls, but seems more like a perk than a necessity)
The other one is for taking photos and QR code scanning.
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The other one is for taking photos and QR code scanning.
I'm more just befuddled why Google insists people pay for 2 cameras and GPS in order to buy Angry Birds from them. Seems like it unnecessarily drives up the price of tablets and constricts their market.

Sincerely do not understand their rationale.
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I'm more just befuddled why Google insists people pay for 2 cameras and GPS in order to buy Angry Birds from them. Seems like it unnecessarily drives up the price of tablets and constricts their market.

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:51 AM   #20
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I'm more just befuddled why Google insists people pay for 2 cameras and GPS in order to buy Angry Birds from them. Seems like it unnecessarily drives up the price of tablets and constricts their market.

Sincerely do not understand their rationale.
You don't have to buy Angry Birds from them, there are other markets. But if access to the official Android Market would be for all everyone would expect that all the apps from there should work on their phones/tablets, and they would get frustrated when an app that requires camera and/or GPS doesn't work.
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You don't have to buy Angry Birds from them, there are other markets. But if access to the official Android Market would be for all everyone would expect that all the apps from there should work on their phones/tablets, and they would get frustrated when an app that requires camera and/or GPS doesn't work.
That sounds more like an apologist statement than a true justification.

*Some* apps might not work without camera, so we will prevent you from getting *any* apps? Just so you don't get 'frustrated'? How considerate of them.

That's like a car manufacturer arguing that since some people might use the rear-view mirror for vanity, causing a safety hazard, we're gonna go ahead and remove all mirrors from our cars. All in your best interests, of course.
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*Some* apps might not work without camera, so we will prevent you from getting *any* apps? Just so you don't get 'frustrated'? How considerate of them.
They are not preventing anyone from getting *any* apps. The access simply isn't out of the box. The manufacturer on the other hand might try to prevent access to the Market, and this is why people are rooting their devices.
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They are not preventing anyone from getting *any* apps. The access simply isn't out of the box.
I'm not sure what you mean..?
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:46 AM   #24
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You don't have to buy Angry Birds from them, there are other markets. But if access to the official Android Market would be for all everyone would expect that all the apps from there should work on their phones/tablets, and they would get frustrated when an app that requires camera and/or GPS doesn't work.
I have a 1st Gen Wifi iPad, so I don't have cameras or GPS. That doesn't stop me buying apps from the iOS store, even though they host apps which do require cameras and/or GPS.
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The other one is for taking photos and QR code scanning.
I learn a lot on this site.

What is QR code scanning? Please.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #26
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What is QR code scanning? Please.
It's a type of barcode containing large amounts of info.

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I'm more just befuddled why Google insists people pay for 2 cameras and GPS in order to buy Angry Birds from them.
I'm not quite sure I follow.
Angry Birds app supports Android from version 1.6.
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Whether I buy a Samsung tablet, or a Sony, or a Motorola, or a Lenovo, does it really make a difference (assuming they all run the same version)?
They have different screen.
They have different battery.
They have different weight.
They have slightly different design.
Samsung's has the best screen and is smallest/thinnest tablet on the market (not limited to Android)
Sony's has IR transmitter and can serve as universal remote.
Sony's also has the most ergonomic shape (this comes from Galaxy Tab 10.1 owner)
Some have 3G, some don't.
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So again - how is anyone other than Google benefitting from these slew of Android tablets?
Strange question. Do you mean manufacturers? They benefit from jumping on the android bandwagon, not having to pay for an OS that sells damn well.

And, cough, consumers, cough? Let me see: more choices, lower prices?
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