[Chugalug] Jelly bean
basic2point0 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 23:34:05 UTC 2012
Do these tablets run JellyBean, or at least ICS? Most of the ones I see run
Froyo and if you're lucky, they run Gingerbread. Not a lot of software
supports Froyo anymore. Gingerbread is starting to be phased out. I'd love
to take a look at some of those ones you mention though. Although I look
around a lot, I'm limited to what my company gives me, which are cheap
tablets @ 800 Mhz to 1 Ghz, limited RAM and old technology. These are
unfortunately the newest offered by the cheap manufacturers.
I bought the Nexus out of my own pocket.
The specs on a Nexus 7 are Tegra 3 chipset, quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.2 Ghz,
1 GB ram, 12-core Nvidia GeForce GPU, 1280x800 screen resolution, Android
A dual core for half as much is reasonable and makes sense as its a dual
core vs quad. The original argument, though, was a $60 tablet that offered
more than a $200 tablet and I haven't been able to find one of those so
far. I'll admit, that it would be great to find a $60 tablet that offered
as much as the Nexus in terms of hardware, performance and software, but so
far, I haven't seen one.
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are dual-core tablets with 1.2/1.6 Ghz processors, a separate GPU, 1
> GB of DDR3 RAM for under $100. With those features I talked about as well.
> I haven't really seen a lot of single core ones lately. I'm sure they
> still exist. Probably still on cheap American sites instead of cheap Asian
> *- Chad W. Smith*
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM, C A <basic2point0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It may do more for you, but not for someone else. As was mentioned by
>> someone else, not many people need the features that you use. HDMI, OTG
>> USB, card slots and such are something that you need, but I don't. I need
>> speed and I need stability. A single core 1 Ghz cpu won't work for my
>> needs. I use cloud storage because it allows me to move thing between all
>> my systems with just a click. Any peripherals that I need are bluetooth or
>> are connected to the network and don't need to be directly connected to the
>> tablet. If I need all those peripherals directly connected, I use a laptop
>> as connecting everything directly makes the tablet no longer portable. I
>> can even connect to projectors wirelessly. I still use my laptop from 5
>> years ago. It's had some software upgrades since then, but its the same
>> hardware. It's on and doing something useful 24/7. I use the same
>> smartphone I bought 3 years ago. Same hardware with software upgrades. I
>> like to think its because I bought good quality. If my Nexus 7 last 3
>> years, its still a better deal than buying 3 cheap tablets that won't last
>> as long. It's good quality and it should be supported on the software side
>> pretty well for a long time. f you're happy with what you bought, that's
>> what matters for you. I've seen 2 cheap tablets that offer updates to
>> JellyBean and both of them are known to have issues. Haven't seen any that
>> come close in hardware performance though.
>> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If it saves money and does more - what don't you see?
>>> I didn't say I planned on buying a new tablet every year - I said I
>>> *COULD* and still spend LESS money than buying a more expensive tablet that
>>> will last a couple of years - or even three years.
>>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM, C A <basic2point0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> We're talking about a $200 tablet here though, not a $600 one. Please
>>>> show me a $60 quad core tablet. I still don't see the point in buying a new
>>>> low quality tablet with old technology when you can buy a good quality one
>>>> with better technology for twice as much and not have to worry about
>>>> migrating to a new system next year.
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