[Chugalug] Jelly bean

C A basic2point0 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 08:44:52 UTC 2012


4.3" screen.. The rest of the specs are decent for the price, but it
doesn't have ANY of the "features" that you require.

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:18 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> BTW - Jelly Bean Tablet for $45.
>
>
> http://dx.com/p/jxd-s18-4-3-resistive-screen-android-4-0-mini-pad-tablet-pc-w-tf-wi-fi-g-sensor-black-161536
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 6:34 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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