Having been extremely happy & impressed with my Android 2 Gingerbread version of this tablet & having been largely infuenced by the large number of 5 star reviews into buying it, I have a problem !! As this tablet is now being sold by Wendy Lou with ICS I thought I would buy it - surely it must be even better !! However, nobody has made any comparison - good or bad on any review I have read. Can anyone advise me ??? Luffers 79. PS. Have you noticed in the Amazon Main Reviews for this tablet that no mention of the fact that about the first 150 reviews were submitted when the tablet was sold with Android 2 series. They are all changed to give the impression that the review was written when the tablet was equipped with Android 4, ICS (Overhead EACH review) !! Deceptive ??
Hi my own humble opinion is that I like android 4.0 and 2.3. I was one of the first to review the 2.3 version and tried to edit the review to cover the 4.0 version (which I also purchased) but for some reason amazon (not the seller) would not post the updated edit. I currently use 4.0 but my dad who is in his eighties is more comfortable using 2.3. Something like this is down why does someone prefer 1.4 litre engine to the 1.0 litre engine of the same car it is really down to the individual taste. 4.0 is a slicker interface but having said that I have go launcher running on top of that. To be honest I think which is better from a user point of view is down to the individuals preference As to which is better under the hood so to speak I dont know but 4.0 was designed with tablets in mind and 2.3 was designed for phones. Im sorry it doesnt really answer your question I found both to be good. AA
Its just not a decently finished product. Loads of apps don't work on it from the market, the stock browser is awful, it doesn't know that im writing in english, now settings are crashing on me. I don't want to have to hack a device to make it work.
I'm not the best person to advise as I only had gingerbread on mine for a few days before discovering that I could upgrade to ICS. I also didn't buy through wendy lou and went through tabtronics. I can't say there are massive differences that would make me encourage someone to go to ICS but the interface is more professional and annoying references to the device being a phone are gone. I have upgraded to the standard build of 23/03 and done the market fix as discussed many times in other threads. I had some problems with parts of my screen appearing black after the aurora/almaz script so I tinkered with it myself and removed some of the alterations and my device is now working great. Battery life is good, wifi reliable, every app I've tried works, websites with flash work too and you can't do that on an ipad. Equally there are lots of people having problems so if you happy with gingerbread then stick with it. If you are a geek like me that enjoys tinkering (like many others here) then try an upgrade. Beware that it could all end in tears though.
Agree that the advert for the ICS version of the tablet should be a separate one though as the number of reviews is plain misleading.
Not being a Geek - but wanting to have an operating system designed for a tablet/pad as opposed to a phone, I searched the web for information. I soon realised I was out of my depth when I read about peoples problems trying to download ICS onto their Gingerbread pads. Soooooo ...... I sold Gingerbread to a friend & ...... ICS from Wendy Lou is in the post !! Fingers crossed !! (Full of anticipation), Luffers.
Believe it or not - I have already lost my ICS tablet !! I left it behind in a cafe by accident (I thought I had already put it away in my bag !!).
Anyway - I have ordered another from Wendy Lou. As it happens - it is the latest updated version with 16GB internal storage & double the RAM - apparently nothing significant in performance ???
However, I would say from my experience with several of these Wendy Lou tablets - the WiFi has a long way to go before being commercially acceptable. They are very "iffy" & could be termed "Daisy" wifi. (Some days Že goes - some days eŽ dont go !!!). A laptop alongside has permanent good reception.