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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you might expect, 17 May 2011
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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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Initial post: 19 May 2011 20:08:46 BDT
Thought I'd already replied to this... apologies if it appears twice.

Really helpful stuff, thank you. Pointers such as the build version and decent forums such as Slatedroid are always very welcome. I look forward to trying this out and perhaps even installing new builds, now that I now where to go for help!

Posted on 4 Jul 2011 18:36:48 BDT
Zoe Milligan says:
Hi Im not well up on gadgets but I want to try one of these tablets out, i just want to use it for hotmail, looking on the internet and facebook really, would it suit that! thanks for any help

Zoe

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 10:54:54 BDT
Dean says:
you can play i.player

Posted on 12 Sep 2011 18:12:07 BDT
Surprised at short battery time

Posted on 23 Sep 2011 02:36:53 BDT
Lyn000 says:
How does you tube play? I would pay a little more than this, but i'm not at all techy minded so want something that is easy. thanks

Posted on 10 Oct 2011 17:15:45 BDT
i just wanted something to be able 2 play the games that are on facebook so my kids can get a go on the laptop can anyone help me by letting me no if this is possible please

Posted on 6 Nov 2011 15:37:10 GMT
E DI VITO says:
saved me spending my money !!!

Posted on 11 Nov 2011 15:01:24 GMT
Joseph Croft says:
i want to take one abroad are they quick in dowloanding emails , can i use it with my vodafone dongle

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2011 19:00:30 GMT
how cos mine won't?

Posted on 26 Dec 2011 11:04:51 GMT
G. E. Daykin says:
Got Google M0095 ePad for Christmas, but cannot seem to change the language from Chinese. I can get so far in settings, but very soon things 'get lost in translation'Has anyone had similar experience and managed to fix it? Any help would be appreciated.
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