[Chugalug] Jelly bean

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 23:40:32 UTC 2012


>From what I read, it does, but only after you root it.  Out of the box, it
doesn't.  Again, only going by what I've read.

*- Chad W. Smith*



On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 6:36 PM, C A <basic2point0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> After looking around, I guess the Nexus 7 does support OTG USB.
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM, C A <basic2point0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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 4.1
>>
>> 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 sites.
>>>
>>> *- 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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