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|10-18-2011 02:13 PM|
|NYISLES||Android on your Touchpad? WIN!!!!|
|10-17-2011 02:38 AM|
BTW, newsflash - the Android port has already been released. Granted it's still an alpha release, but it works pretty well for the most part.
|10-17-2011 02:19 AM|
the touchpad android port will be release any time soon. after that touchpad value will increase 1000 times, and beat the non-brand china pad to death.
|10-16-2011 10:48 PM|
'Comparing it to an iPad or a TouchPad (which were built with over $300 in materials cost each to compete with each other at the high-end) is foolish.'
I DONT care what the cost of materials for building either are. I care about what I paid for it - which is $175 for a 32G Touchpad. At that price the Touchpad blows away these china pads. I struggled to sell the china pad off CL for even 2/3rd the price I paid for. People came around, looked at it, realized what a piece of cr*p it was and walked away.
Finally I also think that mcbub fudges the customer reviews on their website. I tried to submit my rating for the 10 inch tablet a week ago, it accepted the review....but never showed up. At minimum, they only report the ratings of 3 stars (out of 5). That is just deceptive customer practise.
|10-16-2011 06:41 PM|
Comparing it to an iPad or a TouchPad (which were built with over $300 in materials cost each to compete with each other at the high-end) is foolish.
With the proper expectations, it is what it should have been and then some.
The fact that the ZT-180 allows cifs shares and lets you stream movies wirelessly from your network to the tablet and from the tablet to your bigscreen ALONE is worth the $100 to most people.
It's not realistic to say that ALL tablets sold from one site are garbage because your tablet compared to the best was not as good as you expected?
Just my $0.02 to respond to your $0.02.
Did you attempt to flash the firmware or update it with a version that is not compatible?
If no, did you use the keyboard to navigate to the "screen calibration" section to update the settings?
I'm happy to try to help in any way that I can.
Here is a great resource in the meantime:
|10-13-2011 10:35 PM|
|Bronx Rock Star||My touch screen stopped working 2 weeks after I got it. I have the keyboard and that is the only way that I can operate it... CAN SOME HELP ASSIST? THANKS IN ADVANCE.|
|10-11-2011 09:22 PM|
|Rambo4u||These mcbub tablets are JUNK. The specs appear good on paper but when you use the tablet you realize you get what you pay for. Im trapped with that ZT-180 deal from a few months ago. Cheap build quality, extremely poor wifi connectivity (even after TxPower mods etc) and an uber pathetic standby battery life (yes I turned OFF all other battery sucking apps). And I do own an IPad and a TP 32GB for comparison.|
|10-11-2011 09:08 PM|
|iambrink||i ordered and received in 3 working days. Works great (wifi is a little weak) 2 floors from my n router. Back cover a little weak on the pressure bleeding through. Thanks EVO for the recommendation. For the price i was and am impressed.|
|09-21-2011 12:28 PM|
Is there a trick to getting the tablet to recognize external microSD cards? I have a Sandisk 16gb micro from the newegg deal a week ago... works great in the adapter and on my phone, but I can't get the tablet to recognize it.
Formatted in FAT32
No errors shown in Windows 7
Looked in mnt/sdcard/0_tdisk (as recommended in the a816 wiki, no such directory.)
|09-20-2011 12:29 PM|
Please keep us posted when the A820 is received and give your thoughts on that one as well.
I would suggest try LauncherPro instead of ADW.
I may be biased (ok, I'm always biased ) but I think that LauncherPro is infinitely better in every way.
There is an app that let's you control the volume function of the tablet using an onscreen slider, but I doubt that it removes the link in sound between the TV and the tablet.....I wouldn't know......my dumb 4+ yr old plasma doesn't play nice with HDMI and I have to use a DVI converter, which kills the signal.
I'm just waiting for the plasma to have a problem so I can replace it at 1/7th the cost of what I paid for it.
|09-20-2011 10:04 AM|
Do you by chance know if there is a way to control the HDMI volume independent of the tablet's on-board volume? The quick test that I did had them linked..
|09-20-2011 09:58 AM|
Wow, 5 TD for this thread while your previous one back in July had 5 TU.
Anyway, I got in on the Previous deal which was nice as I was able to send one to my Mother-in-Law in the Philippines for Free shipping and it took about 10 days due to a Typhoon. Much better than buying something in the US, spending the cash to ship it and it taking 30 days to get there (30 days being optimistic).
They really liked it so now my Brother-in-Law is asking me for one. Went to McBub website and saw the A20 newer model for the same price. I think I'll be ordering that soon and shipping to PI.
|09-19-2011 12:31 PM|
As for the screen resolution, if you root the tablet, you can download a program called DPI changer or something like that, which will allow you to reduce the size of the icons and screen display overall.
As for the firmware, these tablets are essentially unbrickable....but you're going to want to not use the A816 (single-touch) firmware on the A820 (multi-touch) because the display / touchscreen drivers will be different and will create a massive headache for you.
AiShuo has probably put out 3-4 updates for their A816 firmware over the last 6 months, and they are really good about keeping their software updated.
I would expect the same for the A820.
For now, I would simply concentrate on rooting the device so that you can have "Admin" access to make whatever changes you want, and go from there.
|09-19-2011 10:23 AM|
Bought it on a Thursday, had it delivered by the following Monday. The package was delivered before McBub's "customer service" had even updated the order status.
I work in media production and wanted something lighter than a notebook to use for client demonstrations. The HDMI out was a big advantage for me. The biggest drawback to the item is the resistive touch screen & screen resolution, but for the price it's a great deal.
I can't find the firmware for the AiShuo a820, but found the link for the a816. Will the a816 resistive firmware work for the a820? Thanks!
|09-18-2011 01:19 PM|
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