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Better than you might expect
, 17 May 2011
This review is from: 7" NEW Dual Core M009S 4GB Epad Apad Android 4.2 Tablet PC - WiFi - Dual Camera - HDMI
When I first started to play with this I was going to rush off and give it 5 stars. After now having played with it for a week I can't quite give it 5 but it is still much better than you might expect.
I've played with the iPad and the Galaxy and the Xoom, and I have an Android smartphone (HTC). I wasn't expecting the same performance and you don't get it but it's not bad at all.
The tablet runs a version of the Eken software modified by a guy on the Slatedroid site. This android build is Vestinious 1.3
Out of the box you have book reader (kindle), web, email and games. Angry Birds runs better on this than on my smartphone!
If you want a tablet to basically surf the web, read a book, send the odd message and play the odd game then it does the job. It is good value.
If you can't see various APPS in the marketplace make sure you clear the markey cache. The android forums are useful for this. The only thing I couldn't get to work was iplayer which says the tablet is not compatible.
If I was being critical then there are a handful of things - the screen is not very sharp, probably due to the resistive overlay. The resistive touch screen is OK and scrolls nicely etc although does sometimes misinterpret what you want to do. The screen feels vague and plasticky, almost soft under touch.
The worst thing is probably battery life. Less than 2hours of use (web/games etc) will flatten the battery.
New software builds will help and there are APPS to turn off WiFi when not in use.
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