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Is the Hudl better than the Kindle Fire?

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Initial post: 5 Oct 2013 01:55:08 BDT
So here we have it another tablet to compete with the kindle but is this device going to be better than the fire?

Ok Ok it's a Tesco device but it does look dam good the thing that is swaying me to purchase the hudl is that it's using the play store which would be better for me as i here that the fire apps are not so good?

The only thing to do at the moment is to see what they are like and pop up to my local tesco and see for myself first trying the fire and then the hudl.

Would you guy's consider buying the hudl?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2013 05:02:03 BDT
R says:
It really is your money and your choice.
The only thing that "sells" the Amazon fire is the Amazon ecosystem and service and all that that implies.

If you want a higher specification machine but are less worried about the ecosystem then the Hudl seems to be a good buy - especially is you use your Tesco vouchers on "double up" to pay for it.

Write a list of all the things you want from a tablet. Put them in order. Apply them to the machines you are considering and pick one. There will be a better/cheaper/faster/shinier one out next week whenever you buy it, so think, consider then act.

(btw - if the availability of apps is your key criteria then access to them is one thing - if the tablet can actually play them is another.)

Hint for the day - You can never have too much memory :) CW

Posted on 5 Oct 2013 05:36:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Oct 2013 05:44:27 BDT
ChrisJ says:
At the moment, i would fully expect the Hudl to be the better device. When technology is changing fast, comparing a 12 month old device with a brand new one is hardly a fair comparison...

When the new Fires, Surfaces, iPads, Dell venues, etc are available here... Then you can do a much fairer comparison.

Posted on 5 Oct 2013 06:07:27 BDT
I think the other reason is the memory which is a great idea but I'm still stuck in which device i would prefer I think that it will just come down to leaving it a while and here what the reviews are like,
and I'm sure that there will be more video's uploaded to you tube to give me a more in depth look at it.

Posted on 5 Oct 2013 08:13:04 BDT
I have recently bought a Fire HD (QVC's TSV) and a Tesco's HUDL (with vouchers). The FIRE is great for Amazon's own ecosystem but lacks full access to the Android universe. The FIRE does not have GPS which means that many apps do not function fully. The more appropriate specification of the HUDL makes it more applicable to me. The HUDL seems well made and the "Tesco-isation" is subtle and unobtrusive. Any body want to buy to buy a FIRE HD?

Posted on 9 Nov 2013 17:34:43 GMT
Are you able to download the kindle ap on the Hudl?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 17:47:16 GMT
Denis Powell says:

Posted on 9 Nov 2013 18:27:21 GMT
Brian says:
You can increase the storage on the gulf with an sd card, I wonder why amazon haven't made this available in the new fire models?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 18:29:43 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
That would be a good idea for audible books, e-books and music Brian.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 18:50:53 GMT
Brian says:
Yes, it's so obviously needed, I wonder why they don't do it , K, after all , it would enable us to download more amazon stuff, which you'd think they'd want us to do.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 21:59:34 GMT
You don't need to download it. Cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 22:07:34 GMT
Brian says:
Good point.

Posted on 6 Apr 2014 09:58:49 BDT
Yes you do. Airplanes.

Posted on 6 Apr 2014 10:55:32 BDT
Bawmer says:
Airplanes - really grates. Another Americanism creeping into uk usage like race cars and sail boats.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 11:49:10 BDT
Lesley says:
The Cloud is only useful if you have 24/7 access to it, and a decent wifi connection, adequate speeds, download capability etc. the Cloud is not the answer to everything.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 16:52:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2014 16:54:04 BDT
It is bad luck if you can't find a wifi spot if you really, desperately, will die if you can't just read a book that isn't downloaded onto your device.

Wanting 24/7 access is only a wish list item and does not have relevance in the real world and how we use it. Have you ever been deprived of something to read using the cloud? Know of anyone?

The could is useful, full stop. If you take your device anywhere you do not have 24/7 internet anyway.

The only way is to always have all your books downloaded onto your device which falls apart, and proves the notion to be incorrect from its conception, when your books exceed the device limit. At which point the cloud is the perfect answer to have anywhere access to all your books.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 17:45:57 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Lesley, that simply isn't a fact. It may be true for you that the Cloud has no use without 24/7 internet accesses but it's very useful for me and many others.

I have more books, audio books, music and movies than I could ever load on any single device.

The last thing I want, when traveling, is to have to lug a Laptop and collection of Hard Drives around with me so Cloud Storage is the perfect answer for me. I think it's wonderful.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 18:37:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2014 18:39:55 BDT
Lesley says:
It's got nothing to do with not being willing to store stuff in the cloud. I have thousands of ebooks in Dropbox and Box. It's more that the Cloud should not be considered a replacement for adequate storage on the device.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 18:39:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2014 18:47:47 BDT
Lesley says:
IKMP - Words fail me with every comment you make. I can only assume you channel Alf Garnet on this forum.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 18:54:30 BDT
Denis Powell says:
I don't think we'll see a Kindle or any other tablet that will have the capacity to store all my media, and I think of the Cloud as being a useful substitute for storage on a single device. I can't see any benefit, to me, to have 50 GB of movies, over 90 GBs of music and close to 7,000 books all stored on any device and that's without counting audio books.

My point was that when others are researching buying a device and read a post that says "The Cloud is only useful if you have 24/7 access" could believe that's true, whereas it's only your personal view. I'm trying to balance things out.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 19:27:53 BDT
Lesley says:
I was responding to a comment from a poster commenting that the Hudl took an SD card whilst the Fires didn't, asking why Then IKMP was eloquent in his reply 'the Cloud' with no other comment.

I would never have a device with storage less than 32gb, my my ipad and iPhone are 64gb.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 19:35:48 BDT
Denis Powell says:
I understand that you were replying to a particular post. My problem with it is that you state something as a fact when it isn't, it's only your personal view as the Cloud relates to you. Others will find the Cloud very useful even without 24/7 access.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 20:09:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2014 19:18:32 BDT
Lesley says:
Okay so I confuse no one I'll just say ''The Cloud is a useful addition to a devices own storage capacity, it should not be treated as a replacement for a devices own storage capacity"

Perhaps if other posters would be so careful in what they say this forum would be a nicer place.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 20:51:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2014 20:53:08 BDT
Again you fail to see the point and choose to throw personal insults instead. You do not need to download it. There will never be a device that will hold all your media. Therefore cloud. Therefore no need to download it onto device.
Address the issue, which I was referring to, that as you can't download everything then why does downloading only some of it make sense?
The cloud is very useful indeed whether you have 24/7 wifi or not.

I have a 32gb iPad because I do not need to download everything (600gb odd of music files for a start), in fact I need to download nothing other than that I want to use at the time. Thinking the cloud is as anything other than a replacement for on device storage is illogical in the extreme.

Edit: I could of course carry everything around on wifi portable storage units - just in case my life will be unbearable if I am unable to access a certain file for a few hours.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2014 17:31:27 BDT
Rob 62 says:
You seem to be wilfully misunderstanding the point Lesley is making in order to have an argument.
The Cloud is useless if you don't have access to WIFI at the time you want to view content. e.g. on a flight, where storage capacity is critical if you want to watch movies on the journey, then read your books whilst sunbathing on a 2 week holiday.
You contradict yourself by saying there is no need to download onto a device and asking why does downloading only some of it make sense? You then say that you download only what you need to use at the time. Maybe some people may have a far greater need than you have in this respect.
The Cloud obviously is the answer for storing items you will only need when you have access to WIFI but you dogmatically state the Cloud is a replacement for on device storage, and somehow its acceptable to deny yourself access to material for a few hours until WIFI is available.
I fear it is your postings on this subject which are "illogical". You need to get out more and gain an appreciation of other people's life experience.
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